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Parliament on Wednesday handed a invoice which seeks to supply a statutory framework for the functioning of the Nationwide Anti-Doping Company and the Nationwide Dope Testing Laboratory. The Nationwide Anti-Doping Invoice, 2022 was handed by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha. It was cleared by Lok Sabha final week together with sure official amendments. Sports activities and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Thakur whereas responding to debate on the invoice stated that presently India can perform solely about 6,000 exams a yr, and the legislation would assist in growing the testing capability considerably.
He stated for holding any massive worldwide championship, the variety of exams required may very well be as excessive as 10,000 a month.
Thakur additionally stated that with passage of this invoice, India will be a part of the membership choose international locations like, the US, China, Japan, and France, which have their very own legal guidelines associated to examine doping in sports activities.
A number of amendments moved by the Opposition have been negated.
The invoice is meant to supply a “statutory framework for the operation of the Nationwide Anti-Doping Company (NADA), the Nationwide Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) and different dope testing laboratories, and for the creation of a Nationwide Board for Anti-Doping in Sports activities to strengthen anti-doping actions in sport”.
It seeks to offer NADA powers of “investigation, levying sanctions for anti-doping rule violations, the disciplinary procedures to be adopted and the powers of inspection, pattern assortment and sharing and free circulation of data.” It additionally supplies for the institution of the NDTL and different dope testing laboratories.
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