The National Sports Ethics Commission Bill, 2016
Consider the following statements about the National Sports Ethics Commission Bill:
1. The proposed National Sports Ethics Commission under the bill is headed by a retired Chief Justice of India
2. The bill proposes judicial powers to National Sports Ethics Commission
Which of the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
National Sports Ethics Commission
The bill proposes to set up National Sports Ethics Commission consisting of judges and eminent sportspersons to frame guidelines and rules for ensuring ethical practices in sports bodies. The Commission is to be constituted of six members appointed by the Central Government. Out of which at least four members appointed should invariably be the Judges of the Supreme Court or a High Court, and they have to be appointed in consultation with the Chief Justice of India or his nominee.
Ethics committee and codes of ethics for sports federations
The new bill requires each sports federation to constitute an internal Ethics Committee of members having a maximum term of four years andineligible for re-election. Also, each sports federation is mandated to frame a Code of Ethics as per the guidelines established by the National Commission.
Powers of national commission
The National Commission has been empowered further. For instance, it can order the sports federations to reframe Code of Ethics if it is not in consonance with the proposed Act. Also, the civil jurisdiction of the national commission has also been increased. It can now hear and adjudicate civil matters related to sports federations. All the civil cases in which sport federations are party and are pending adjudication before any court other than Supreme and High Court will be transferred to the National Commission.