Reduce dependence on foreign coaches: parliamentary panel to sports ministry

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) The ministry of youth affairs and sports has been urged to reduce dependence on foreign coaches, ensure greater participation of women and transgenders in National Youth Corps and consider renaming 'Youth Clubs' as 'Yuva Mandali' for a "more nationalistic feeling" by a parliamentary standing committee, which has accepted the measures taken by the government.

The ministry's responses were reviewed by the committee headed by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe. While the department of youth gave its action taken replies on June 28 this year, the department of sports did the same on July 16 and August 26.

One of the panel's recommendations was that the participation and deployment of female and transgender National Youth Corps volunteers be encouraged to "ensure equitable participation of all genders in the important task of nation building." The ministry said the recommendation has been "noted for compliance." "Also as per the provision of the selection guideline of NYVs, encouragement for selection of female and candidates belonging to weaker sections is being given," it said.