The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is an autonomous body established in 1984 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
It is the apex national sports body responsible for the development of sport in India at all levels.
SAI’s mission is to promote the development of sports in India by providing world-class training facilities, resources and opportunities to talented athletes, coaches and administrators.
Year of Establishment:
The Sports Authority of India was established in 1984.
SAI is under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
SAI is an autonomous body established under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
- to promote, develop and popularize sports in India,
- to organize and conduct coaching camps and competitions,
- to provide technical expertise
- to provide financial and material support to sportspersons and sports organizations.
SAI has the power
- to allot funds for the development of sports in India,
- to appoint coaches and administrators,
- to train athletes for international competitions.
SAI does not have the power to enforce any laws or regulations relating to sports in India.
SAI has achieved many successes in the past few decades.
- It has developed world-class sports facilities, organized many international sporting events and produced some of the best athletes in the world.
- It has also produced some of the best coaches and administrators in the country.