Formation of Committee to Resolve Grievance of Women Sports Person Announced (Download PDF)

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Sports Minister Vijay Goel Announced that a high-level committee will be constituted to address the grievances and complaints of women sports persons in India at the occasion of international women’s Day.

Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Highlights:

  • Sports Authority of India in its Special Area Game Scheme has provided training to 807 women sportspersons out of total 1862 sports persons.
  • It has provides equal assistance and incentives to both male and female athletes.
  • There is no gender discrimination for training
  • Ministry follows a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment.

Related to the committee:

  • Committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of joint secretary sports.
  • Committee will comprise athletes, advocate, and senior officials.
  • Women athletes, who have any complaint can approach the committee for their grievance redressal.
  • Ministry has taken the initiative of constituting a committee keeping in mind the complaints by the women athletes.
  • In order to ensure effectiveness of the committee all of its members will be women.

About Minister Vijay Goel:

  • It is an Indian politician and the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • It is affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • Member of Parliament for the 11th, 12th, and 13th Lok Sabha representing the Sadar and Chandni Chowk constituencies of Delhi.
  • Became president of its organisation in Delhi in February 2013.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 20, 2017

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