Navin Agarwal appointed as DG of NADA
Senior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was appointed Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEP) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).
His appointment was confirmed by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has been appointed to the post for five years.
Navin Agarwal is a 1986 batch IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre. Prior to this appointment he was working in his cadre state J&K.
About National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)
- NADA was set up as registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1890 in November 2005 with a mandate for Dope free sports in India.
- It is national organization responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring doping control program in sports in all its forms. It functions under the aegis of Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
- The primary objectives of NADA are: Implement anti-doping rules as per World Anti-Doping Code, Regulate dope control programme, Promote education and research and Create awareness about doping and its ill effects.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2016