Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India
Branch of Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Anurag Thakur
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersShastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Annual budget3,397.32 crore (US$430 million) (2023-24 est)[1]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Smt.Meeta Rajivlochan, IAS, Youth Affairs Secretary
  • Sujata Chaturvedi, IAS, Sports Secretary
Parent departmentGovernment of India
Child agencies
Websiteyas.nic.in

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is a branch of the Government of India which administers the Department of Youth Affairs and the Department of Sports in India. Anurag Thakur is the current Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports followed by his Deputy Nisith Pramanik.[2][3]

The ministry also gives the annual National Youth Awards, National Sports awards in various categories, including the Arjuna Award and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna awards.[4][5]

History

The ministry was set up as the Department of Sports at the time of organisation of 1982 Asian Games New Delhi. Its name was changed to the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports during celebration of the International Youth Year, 1985. It became a separate Ministry on 27 May 2000. Subsequently, In 2008, the ministry has been bifurcated into Department of Youth Affairs and Department of Sports under two separate Secretaries.[6]

Department of Youth Affairs

Unlike the sports department, many of the functions of the department are related to other ministries, like Ministry of Education, Employment & Training, Health and Family Welfare thus it functions largely as a facilitator for youth building.

Definition of Youth

The United Nations defines "Youth" as 15–24 years[7] and in the Commonwealth, it is 15–29 years. In order to use a definition more in line with these international standards, the Draft NYP 2012 changes the definition from 13–35 years to 16–30 years.[8] The draft NYP 2012 plans to divide the age bracket of 16–30 years into three groups.[9]

Organisations

Programmes

Awards

Department of Sports

The Department of Sports is a division of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under Government of India created on 30 April 2008. They also helped in bringing the FIFA U-17 World cup to India. A huge part of it was played by the advisors to the Sports Ministry - Rahul Rana (Doon School) and Arjun Dewan (The Lawrence School).[18]

Organisations

Netaji Subhash National institute of Sports (NSNIS)

Awards

Cabinet Ministers

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of Sports
1 Buta Singh
(1934–2021)
MP for Ropar

(MoS, I/C until 29 January 1983)
2 September
1982
31 October
1984
2 years, 115 days Indian National Congress (I) Indira IV Indira Gandhi
4 November
1984
31 December
1984
Rajiv I Rajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–1991)
MP for Amethi

(Prime Minister)
31 December
1984
25 September
1985
268 days Rajiv II
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
2 Uma Bharti
(born 1959)
MP for Bhopal

(MoS, I/C)
1 March
1999
13 October
1999
226 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee II Atal Bihari Vajpayee
3 Ananth Kumar
(1959–2018)
MP for Bangalore South
13 October
1999
2 February
2000
112 days Vajpayee III
4 Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa
(born 1936)
Rajya Sabha MP for Punjab
2 February
2000
7 November
2000
279 days Shiromani Akali Dal
(2) Uma Bharti
(born 1959)
MP for Bhopal
7 November
2000
25 August
2002
1 year, 291 days Bharatiya Janata Party
5 Vikram Verma
(born 1944)
Rajya Sabha MP for Madhya Pradesh
26 August
2002
22 May
2004
1 year, 270 days
6 Sunil Dutt
(1929–2005)
MP for Mumbai North West
23 May
2004
25 May
2005[†]
1 year, 2 days Indian National Congress Manmohan I Manmohan Singh
Manmohan Singh
(born 1932)
MP for Assam (Rajya Sabha)

(Prime Minister)
25 May
2005
18 November
2005
177 days
7 Oscar Fernandes
(1941–2021)
MP for Karnataka (Rajya Sabha)

(MoS, I/C)
18 November
2005
29 January
2006
72 days
8 Mani Shankar Aiyar
(born 1941)
MP for Mayiladuthurai
29 January
2006
6 April
2008
2 years, 68 days
9 M. S. Gill
(1936–2023)
MP for Punjab (Rajya Sabha)

(MoS, I/C until 22 May 2009)
6 April
2008
22 May
2009
1 year, 46 days
28 May
2009
19 January
2011
1 year, 236 days Manmohan II
10 Ajay Maken
(born 1964)
MP for New Delhi

(MoS, I/C)
19 January
2011
28 October
2012
1 year, 283 days
11 Jitendra Singh
(born 1971)
MP for Alwar

(MoS, I/C)
28 October
2012
26 May
2014
1 year, 180 days
12 Sarbananda Sonowal
(born 1962)
MP for Lakhimpur

(MoS, I/C)
27 May
2014
23 May
2016
1 year, 362 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi I Narendra Modi
13 Jitendra Singh
(born 1956)
MP for Udhampur

(MoS, I/C)
23 May
2016
5 July
2016
43 days
14 Vijay Goel
(born 1954)
MP for Rajasthan (Rajya Sabha)

(MoS, I/C)
5 July
2016
3 September
2017
1 year, 60 days
15 Colonel
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
AVSM
(born 1970)
MP for Jaipur Rural

(MoS, I/C)
3 September
2017
30 May
2019
1 year, 269 days
16 Kiren Rijiju
(born 1971)
MP for Arunachal West

(MoS, I/C)
31 May
2019
7 July
2021
2 years, 37 days Modi II
17 Anurag Singh Thakur
(born 1974)
MP for Hamirpur
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 274 days

Ministers of State

No. Portrait Minister
(Birth-Death)
Term of office Political party Ministry Prime Minister
From To Period
Minister of State for Sports
1 Rajkumar Jaichandra Singh
(born 1942)
Rajya Sabha MP for Manipur
31 December
1984
25 September
1985
268 days Indian National Congress (I) Rajiv II Rajiv Gandhi
Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports
2 Thounaojam Chaoba Singh
(born 1937)
MP for Inner Manipur
13 October
1999
27 May
2000
227 days Bharatiya Janata Party Vajpayee III Atal Bihari Vajpayee
3 Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
(born 1968)
MP for Kishanganj
27 May
2000
30 September
2000
126 days
4 Pon Radhakrishnan
(born 1952)
MP for Kanniyakumari
30 September
2000
29 January
2003
2 years, 121 days
5 Vijay Goel
(born 1954)
MP for Chandni Chowk
24 May
2003
22 May
2004
364 days
6 Arun Subhashchandra Yadav
(born 1974)
MP for Khandwa
28 May
2009
14 June
2009
17 days Indian National Congress Manmohan II Manmohan Singh
7 Pratik Prakashbapu Patil
(born 1973)
MP for Sangli
14 June
2009
19 January
2011
1 year, 219 days
8 Nisith Pramanik
(born 1986)
MP for Cooch Behar
7 July
2021
Incumbent 2 years, 274 days Bharatiya Janata Party Modi II Narendra Modi

See also

References

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