Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

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Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
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Agency overview
Formed1982; 39 years ago (1982)
(as Department of Sports)
27 May 2000; 21 years ago (2000-05-27)
(as Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports)
Preceding agency
  • Department of Sports
JurisdictionIndiaRepublic of India
HeadquartersShastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget2,826.92 crore (US$380 million) (2020–21)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Smt. Usha Sharma , IAS, Youth Affairs Secretary
  • Sujata Chaturvedi, IAS, Sports Secretary
Child agencies
Websiteyas.nic.in

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is a branch of the Government of India which administers the Department of youth affairs and the Department of Sports in India. Anurag Thakur is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports followed by his Deputy Nisith Pramanik.[2][3]

The ministry also gives the annual National Youth Awards, National Sports awards in various categories, including the Arjuna Award and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna awards.[4] [5]

History[edit]

The Ministry was set up as the Department of Sports at the time of organisation of 1982 Asian Games New Delhi. Its name was changed to the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports during celebration of the International Youth Year, 1985. It became a separate Ministry on 27 May 2000. Subsequently, In 2008, the Ministry has been bifurcated into Department of Youth Affairs and Department of Sports under two separate Secretaries.[6]

Department of Youth Affairs[edit]

Unlike the sports department, many of the functions of the department are related to other ministries, like Ministry of Education, Employment & Training, Health and Family Welfare thus it functions largely as a facilitator for youth building.

Definition of Youth[edit]

The United Nations defines "Youth" as 15–24 years[7] and in the Commonwealth, it is 15–29 years. In order to use a definition more in line with these international standards, the Draft NYP 2012 changes the definition from 13–35 years to 16–30 years.[8] The draft NYP 2012 plans to divide the age bracket of 16–30 years into three groups.[9]

Organisations[edit]

Programmes[edit]

  • Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram: Merge of schemes (National Youth Corps, Youth Hostels etc.)
  • National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development (NPYAD): introduced 2008-09[12]
  • National Service Scheme (NSS)
  • National Youth Corps[13]
  • International Youth Exchange Program[13]
  • National Youth Festival[14]
  • Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS): a pilot project in 2010–11 to provide funding for infrastructure and improvements[15]
  • Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan[16]
  • Promotion of Scouting & Guiding: The national headquarters of The Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG) , Hindustan scout and guide(HSG) and The scout guide organization (SGO) are recognised by the Government of India as the apex body in the field of Scouting and Guiding in India.[13]
  • Youth Hostels[13]

Awards[edit]

Department of Sports[edit]

The Department of Sports is a division of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Government of India created on 30 April 2008. They also helped in bringing the FIFA U-17 World cup to India. A huge part of it was played by the advisors to the Sports Ministry - Rahul Rana (Doon School) and Arjun Dewan (The Lawrence School).[18]

Organisations[edit]

Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE)

Netaji Subhash National institute of Sports (NSNIS)

Awards[edit]

Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports[edit]

No. Name Portrait Term of office Political Party Prime Minister
1 Ananth Kumar[24] The Leader of Opposition, BThe Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Ananthkumar, in New Delhi on January 08, 2015 (cropped).jpg 13 October 1999 2 February 2000 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
2 Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa[25] Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.jpg 2 February 2000 7 November 2000 Shiromani Akali Dal
(National Democratic Alliance)
3 Uma Bharti Uma Bharati in 2014.jpg 7 November 2000 25 August 2002 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
4 Vikram Verma[26] Vikram Verma.jpg 26 August 2002 22 May 2004
5 Sunil Dutt A still of the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Sunil Dutt in New Delhi on April 15, 2005.jpg 22 May 2004 25 May 2005[27] Indian National Congress
(United Progressive Alliance)
Manmohan Singh
6 Manmohan Singh Manmohansingh04052007.jpg 25 May 2005 18 November 2005
7 Oscar Fernandes
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Shri Oscar Fernandes assumes the charge of the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation in New Delhi on May 24, 2004.jpg 18 November 2005 29 January 2006
8 Mani Shankar Aiyar Mani Shankar Aiyar addressing the Valedictory Session of the 2-day Seminar on the findings of the Nationwide Survey on Elected Women Representatives in Village Panchayats, in New Delhi on March 03, 2009.jpg 29 January 2006 6 April 2008
9 M. S. Gill
(As MoS, Independent Charge
till 22 May 2009)
Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports, Dr. M.S. Gill.jpg 6 April 2008 18 January 2011
10 Ajay Maken
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Ajay Maken at NDTV Sports event.jpg 19 January 2011 28 October 2012
11 Jitendra Singh (INC)
(MoS, Independent Charge)
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Jitendra Singh addressing the media persons after his visit from Lausanne, Switzerland, in New Delhi on May 16, 2013.jpg 29 October 2012 25 May 2014
12 Sarbananda Sonowal
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal.jpg 26 May 2014 23 May 2016 Bharatiya Janata Party
(National Democratic Alliance)
Narendra Modi
13 Jitendra Singh
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Jitendra Singh addressing a press conference on key initiatives taken by the Government and progress achieved during the last three years, in New Delhi.jpg 23 May 2016 5 July 2016
14 Vijay Goel
(MoS, Independent Charge)
The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (IC), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Vijay Goel addressing at the inauguration the Tribal Youth Exchange Programme by NYKS, in New Delhi.jpg 5 July 2016 3 September 2017
15 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(MoS, Independent Charge)
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (cropped).jpg 3 September 2017 30 May 2019[28]
16 Kiren Rijiju
(MoS, Independent Charge)
The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju addressing the ‘India Disaster Response Summit’, in New Delhi on November 09, 2017.jpg 30 May 2019 7 July 2021
17 Anurag Thakur Shri Anurag Singh Thakur in July 2021.jpg 7 July 2021 Incumbent

List of Ministers of State[edit]

Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Name Portrait Political party Term Years
Nisith Pramanik Nisith Pramanik.jpg Bharatiya Janata Party 7 July 2021 Incumbent 108 days

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports". Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Archived from the original on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Portfolio of Modi government ministers: Vijay Goel appointed as the new Sports Minister", The Financial Express, 5 July 2016, archived from the original on 8 July 2016, retrieved 27 January 2017
  4. ^ "Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur confers the National Youth Awards 2017-18 and 2018-19 to 22 awardees on International Youth Day today". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. 12 August 2021. Archived from the original on 12 August 2021. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
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  12. ^ "Grants to NGOs". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  13. ^ a b c d "Promotion of Scouting & Guiding". Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  14. ^ "About Department". Department of Youth Affairs. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  15. ^ "Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme". Government of India, Press Information Bureau. 21 August 2012. Archived from the original on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Objectives of PYKKA". Government of India, Press Information Bureau. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
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  18. ^ "C&W: Cricket News". www.cricketandwicket.com. Archived from the original on 2 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Sports Authority of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports". Archived from the original on 4 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  20. ^ "NADA: National Anti Doping Agency". Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  21. ^ "LNIPE Gwalior MP". Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  22. ^ "National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL)". Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  23. ^ "Sports Awards | Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports | GoI". yas.nic.in. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  24. ^ "Council of Ministers" (PDF).
  25. ^ "Council of Ministers" (PDF).
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  27. ^ "Current Lok Sabha Members Biographical Sketch". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2013.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  28. ^ "Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore first sportsperson to become sports minister". India Today. Archived from the original on 6 January 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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