Sports Authority of India
The Sports Authority of India (SAI), a successor organization of the IXth Asian Games held in New Delhi in 1982, was set up as a Society registered of Societies Act, 1860 in pursuance of the Resolution No. 1-1/83/SAI dated 25th January 1984 of the Department of Sports, Govt. of India with the objective of promotion of Sports and Games as detailed in the Resolution. It is also entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining and utilizing, on the behalf of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, the following Stadia in Delhi which were constructed/renovated for the IX Asian Games held in New Delhi in 1982.
Subsequently, in order to adopt an integrated approach towards promotion and development of sports consciousness, the erstwhile Society for National Institutes of Physical Education & Sports (SNIPES) consisting of NSNIS Patiala at its centers and the two LNCPEs located at Gwalior and Thiruvananthapuram were merged with SAI w.e.f. 1st May 1987. The LNCPE Gwalior was, however, delinked from SAI in September 1995 on attaining the status of a “Deemed University”.
In partial modification of previous orders of even number dated 9th February 2007 and 8th October 2008 and further with the approval of the Hon’ble Prime Minister in respect of the Presidency of the Society conveyed vide PMO ID No.570/31/c/2010-ES.II dated 2.2.2010, the Government of India hereby re-constitutes the General Body (Society) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) with immediate effect.