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Sports federations in India put an age-limit cap on office-bearers

As many as 47 out of 54 sports federations in the country have amended their constitution setting 70 years as the age limit for all office bearers, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said during Question Hour, “Out of the 54 National Sports Federations (NSFs) recognised by the government, 47 have amended their constitution as per provisions of the National Sports Development Code of India (NSDC), 2011 relating to age and tenure of office bearers.”

Seven federations – Basketball Federation of India, Gymnastics Federation of India, Indian Gold Union, Jump Rope Federation of India, Roller Skating Federation of India, Shooting Ball Federation of India and Wrestling Federation of India have not fully incorporated the provisions, he said.

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