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All India Council of Sports (AICS)

Government of India has constituted All India Council of Sports (AICS) headed by Prof V.K. Malhotra as its President in the rank of Minister of State in July 2015. Its members include eminent sportspersons and coaches like Shri Sachin Tendulkar, Smt. P.T. Usha, Shri Limba Ram, Ms. N. Kunjarani Devi, Shri I.M. Vijayan, Shri P. Gopichand, Shri Baichung Bhutia and Shri Vishwanathan Anand. 
The Objectives of the AICS are follows:
  • Popularizing sports amongst the youth as a way of life.
  • Increasing outreach of sports to rural and tribal areas, and areas affected by Left Wing Extremism (LWE), North East and Jammu & Kashmir;
  • Matters relating to promotion of inclusiveness in sports with special focus on women, differently-abled, tribals etc
  • Preventing drug abuse in sports, fraud of age and harassment of women in sports
  • Bringing professionalism, transparency and good governance in functioning of national sports federations
  • Early identification of sports talent and nurturing of the identified talent; and Integration of sports in educational curriculum in schools, colleges and universities
  • Promotion of sports sciences and sports medicine
  • Issues and matters specifically referred to the council by the ministry of youth affairs and sports.