Parliament passes the National Anti-Doping Bill 2022

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Parliament passes the National Anti-Doping Bill 2022

  • Rajya Sabha has recently passed the National Anti-Doping Bill, 2022 which was introduced in December 2021.

Salient Features of the Bill:

  • The Bill aims to provide for the constitution of National Anti-Doping agency as a statutory body for regulating anti-doping activities in sports
  • The proposed Bill intends to accomplish:
  • Building institutional capabilities in anti-doping and enabling hosting of major sports events;
  • Protecting rights of all sportspersons;
  • Ensuring time-bound justice to athletes;
  • Enhancing cooperation among agencies in fighting doping in sports;
  • Reinforcing India’s commitment to international obligations for clean sports;
  • Independent mechanism for anti-doping adjudication;
  • Providing legal sanctity to National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) & National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL);
  • Establishing more Dope Testing Labs;
  • Creating job opportunities both, directly & indirectly; and
  • Creating opportunities for academic research, science and manufacturing relating to Anti-Doping.
  • Establishing standards for the manufacturing of nutritional supplements for sports in India.

Significance of the Bill:

  • With the passage of the bill, India joins the select group of countries which have their own National Anti-Doping Law.
  • The new Law will ensure highest standards of integrity while participating and preparing for sports competitions, domestically and internationally

Prelims Takeaway

  • National Anti-Doping Bill, 2022
  • National Anti Doping Agency