Directorate Of Sports And Youth Affairs

The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports was initially set up as the Department of Sports in 1982 at the time of organisation of the IX Asian Games in New Delhi. Itsname was changed to the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports during celebration of the International Youth Year, 1985. It became a Ministry on the 27th May, 2000. The specific subjects being dealt with by the Ministry are contained in the Order of the Government of India(Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 The youth, i.e. those falling within the age group of 15-35 years constitutes nearly 40% of the total population of India. This group which is the most vibrant and dynamic segment of the country’s population constitutes potentially its most valuable human resource. To optimally tap their constructive and creative energies, the Ministry pursues the twin objectives of personality building and nation building, i.e. developing the personality of youth and involving them in various nation-building activities. As most of the issues concerning young people are the functions of other Ministries / Departments, like Education, Employment & Training, Health and Family Welfare, etc., the role of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is to act as a facilitator and catalytic agent. Sports promotion is primarily the responsibility of the various National Sports Federations, which are autonomous. The role of the Government is to create the infrastructure and promote capacity building for broad-basing sports as well as for achieving excellence in various competitive events at the national and international levels. The Ministry’s schemes are geared towards achieving these objectives

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Shri. Shashank Mani Tripathi, IAS
Director - Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs
Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Campal, Panaji – Goa

0832 2465704

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Smt Jennifer Ferrao e Gonsalves
Asstt. Director(Physical Education North)

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Shri Gurudas Vernekar
Asstt. Director (Sports)

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