NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Governance)

News-CRUX-10     3rd January 2024        
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Context: National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA India) conducted an Anti-Doping awareness session for the Junior National Fencing Championship at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

  • About: NADA was established by the Government of India with the goal of serving as an independent Anti-Doping Organization for India, with a vision of fostering drug-free sports.
  • It was officially formed as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 in November 2005.
  • Nodal Ministry: Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Objective: To enforce anti-doping regulations in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and oversee the doping control program.

oTo actively promote education, research, and awareness initiatives aimed at addressing the issue of doping and its detrimental consequences.

  • Functions of NADA

oEnforce the Anti-Doping Code to ensure compliance by all sports organizations in the country.

oCoordinate the doping testing program in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.

oPromote research and education in the field of anti-doping to instil the importance of drug-free sports.

oEmbrace best practice standards and quality systems to facilitate the effective implementation and continuous enhancement of the program.

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