Today, the Rajya Sabha passed the Anti-Doping Bill, 2022. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on 17th December 2021 and passed on 27th July 2022 with some Official Amendments.
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It was transmitted to Rajya Sabha on 28th July 2022. The salient features of the Bill are as follows:
Statutory framework in the form of legislation for the prohibition of doping in sports and enforcing anti-doping activities in the country.
The proposed Bill intends to accomplish:
(i) Building institutional capabilities in anti-doping and enabling the hosting of major sports events;
(ii) Protecting rights of all sportspersons;
(iii) Ensuring time-bound justice to athletes;
(iv) Enhancing cooperation among agencies in fighting doping in sports;
(v) Reinforcing India’s commitment to international obligations for clean sports;
(vi) Independent mechanism for anti-doping adjudication;
(vii) Providing legal sanctity to National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) & National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL);
(viii) Establishing more Dope Testing Labs;
(ix) Creating job opportunities both, directly & indirectly; and
(x) Creating opportunities for academic research, science and manufacturing relating to Anti-Doping.
With this, India joins the group of select countries which have their own anti-doping Law, and this establishes our commitments to Sport.
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