JAMMU, Dec 18 : The Governor Administration in a major initiative aimed towards administrative reforms, has decided disband Sports Council and merge it with Department of Youth Services and Sports to ensure that developmental and other works are expedited and there is single control on majority of the ongoing sports projects.
Sources in the administration told that with a view to streamline functioning of J&K State Sports Council and Youth Services and Sports Deptt Governor Administration will avoiding multiple controls of both departments. The new concept will be put into practice very shortly as efforts in this regard have already been initiated by the Governor Administration.
Sources informed that notification for the disbanding sports Council and merging it with Department of Youth Services and Sports will be issued very soon by the govt.
Sources told that for this very exhaustive exercise has been conducted by the State administration during past couple of months over the existence of multiple Departments and it was finally decided to rationalize them for better and proper functioning of the administration by avoiding multiple controls.
Sources expressed confidence that creation and merger of new Departments would give a new look to the administration and also boost development related activities, maintenance of projects and encourage sports and allied facilities in the State.
The Governor Administration also observed that Sports was suffering in Jammu and Kashmir due to working of two departments with one function including State Sports Council and Youth Services and Sports Department.
Therefore, it has reportedly been decided to disband the State Sports Council and merge it with Youth Services and Sports Department to have control and responsibility of single Department to promote and encourage sports in Jammu and Kashmir in which the State was badly lacking.
“Interests of two Departments quite often clash due to which sports has suffered a lot in the State,” sources asserted and declared that the Government was planning to promote sports in a big way.
Meanwhile , Clean Sports J&K in meeting here today has welcome the decision over reports that government is intending to merge J&K State Sports Council with Youth Services & Sports Department.
Clean Sports J&K told that J&K State Sports Council from past few years has not been functioning efficiently. “The JKSSC failed to maintain check and balances on all the 57 recognized and over 22 non-recognized”. All These sports bodies are not following the govt norms and sports code while conducting elections in the presence of sports Council observers .
Since all the associations included Jammu and Kashmir Olympic Association are running with out following Laws, it said that this step will surely made accountable to all such sports bodies.