National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the National Dope Testing Laboratory in sports
The parliament passed the National Anti-Doping Bill unanimously on Wednesday by a voice vote
The Bill aims to provide a statutory framework for the functioning of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) and the National Dope Testing Laboratory in sports.The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports said India will now join the league of nations like the US, China, France or Australia, Japan, S Korea to have a law and dope test laboratory.
The bill will give NADA powers of, “investigation, levying sanctions for anti-doping rule violations, the disciplinary procedures to be adopted and the powers of inspection, sample collection and sharing and free flow of information”
NADA registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 on 24th November, 2005 with a mandate for Dope free sports in India.
The primary objectives are to implement anti-doping rules as per WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) code, regulate dope control programmes, to promote education and research and create awareness about doping and its ill effects.