GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN
MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

(Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs Division)

NOTIFICATIONS
Islamabad, the 16th March, 1981.

          S.R.O. 222(1)/81.-- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of 4 of the Sports (Development and Control) Ordinance, 1962 (XVI of 1962), and in supersession of the Ministry of Education Notification No. S.R.O. 779(1)/72, dated the 20th September, 1972, the Federal Government is pleased to constitute a Board for the control of sports "excluding cricket" to be called the Pakistan Sports Board and to make the following rules for determining the constitution, powers and functions of the said Board, namely:-

          1.   Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called, the Pakistan Sports Board Rules, 1981.

                (2)    They shall come into force at once.

           2.   Definitions.- In these rules unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:-

i)      " Additional Vice-President" means the Additional Vice-President for the Board; 

ia)     "Director General" means a whole-time Director General of the Board appointed by the Federal Government; 

ii)      "Executive Committee" means the Executive Committee of the Board;  

iii)      "Member" means a member of the Board;  

iv)     "National Games and Sports Organization"' means an organization constituted on a national basis for controlling sports and recognized as such by, or affiliated, to the Board;  

v)      "President" means the President of the Board;  

vi)      "Secretary' means the Secretary of the Board;  

via)    "Senior Vice-President" means the Senior Vice - President of the Board;  

vii)   "Subordinate Offices" means National Sports Training and Coaching Centre, Peshawar Stadium, Regional Offices and such other Organization which may come under the administrative purview of the Board; and 

viii)   "Vice-President" means the Vice-President of the Board.

           "2 A.  Patron-in-Chief of the Board.- The Prime Minister shall be the Patron-in-Chief of the Board."

           3.   Composition of the Board.- The Board shall consist of the following, namely:- *

a)
Minister-in-charge of the administrative Division
President
b)
Secretary of the administrative Division
Vice President
c)
Director General, Pakistan Sports Board
Member-cum-Secretary
d)
Chairman, Higher Education Commission
Member
e)
Managing Director, NESPAK or his nominee not below BPS-20 officer or equivalent
Member
f)
Three affiliated National Sports Federations to be nominated by the President of the Board
Members
g)
President, Pakistan Olympic Association (POA)
Member
h)
Two dignitaries from private sector to be nominated by the President of the Board
Members
         *  vide Notification No.F.11-21/2013-IPC (S-III) dated 2nd January, 2020.

           4. Function of the Board.- The following shall be the functions of the Board, namely:-

i)        to promote and develop standards of national fitness as well as standards of competition, comparable to the International standards;

ia)     to implement and monitor sports policy in conformity with national objectives and to recommend measures for designing and development of sports policy. 

ii)       to make the public sports conscious and to encourage their participation in the national and international sporting events. 

iia)    Omitted vide Ministry of IPC S.R.O No.11-21/2013-IPC (S-III) dated 11th June, 2014. 

iii)        to affiliate, recognize, assist and guide the national games and sports organizations in executing their programmes of sporting activities;

provided that no sports organization would be affiliated unless its Constitution provides that a person cannot hold the office of President, the Secretary and the treasurer for more than two tenures.

provided further that if the Sports Organizations do not amend their Constitution in confirmity with the first proviso, their affiliations shall stand withdrawn;"

provided further that if the Sports Organizations shall be bound to follow the instructions and directives issued by the Board from time to time;"

iv)     to encourage training and coaching of sportsmen at all levels for National  teams;

v)       Omitted vide Ministry of Sports SRO No.F.4-2/2009 (S-I) dated 20th June, 2009.

vi)       to appoint Sub-Committee as and when it thinks fit and their terms of reference;

vii)      to receive any money or financial grants-in-aid from the federal government, the provincial governments, local bodies any statutory or non-statutory corporations or bodies.

viii)     to collect, accept or otherwise receive from any person, body, association or organization, any subscription, donation, assistance or help either in money, land or by transfer in favour of the board;

ix)       to encourage, promote and undertake all such measures as would assist in the development of sports in Pakistan ;

x)     to manage, improve or otherwise supervise, any property, movable  or immovable, with all necessary powers, in the interest of the Board;

xi)      Omitted vide Ministry of IPC S.R.O No.11-21/2013-IPC (S-III) dated 11th June, 2014.

xii)      to give grants-in-aid and subsidies from time to time to the National Games and Sports Organizations affiliated to the Board and deserving sportsmen;

xiii)   to construct, develop and maintain the National Stadia, Gymnasia, Sports Training and Coaching Centres, Squash Courts, Golf Courses and other play fields;

xiv)   to consider and approve the affiliation of the National Games and Sports Organizations to International Sports Associations and Federations and the like in consultation with the Pakistan Olympic Association;

xv)       to arrange and secure foreign training facilities and scholarships for Pakistani Coaches, Sports Organizations and sportsmen;

xvi)    to sponsor and provide administrative and financial support for exchange of sports teams, coaches, organizers and delegations with various countries at international level;

xvii)      to approve awards and scholarships in the field of sports;

xviii)   to maintain liaison with international agencies and organizations for sports promotion in Pakistan and to recommend to the Federal Government the negotiation of bilateral and multilateral agreements for mutual assistance and cooperation in the sports field; and

xix)       to make rules and regulations to carry out its objectives.

          5.   Headquarters.- The Board shall have its headquarters at such place as may be determined by the Federal Government.

          6.     Terms of office of the members.- (1) A member who is a representative of a National Games and Sports Organization shall hold office as long as he continues to represent that National Games and Sports Organization by virtue of his office in that organization.

                (2)   The nominated, other than the ex-officio, members, shall, unless sooner removed by the Federal Government, hold office for a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-nomination.

          7.   Meeting of the Board.- (1) The Board shall meet at such times and at such places as the President may from time to time appoint so however that there shall be at least one meeting in each financial year.

                (2)   To constitute a quorum at a meeting of the Board not less than one third of the total number of members shall be present.

                (3)   The President or, in his absence, the Senior Vice- President or, in his absence, the Vice-President or in his absence, the Additional Vice-President shall preside at all meetings of the Board and the Executive Committee.

                (4)   All decisions at the meetings of the Board and the Executive Committee shall be by majority of the votes of the members present, and in the event of equality of votes, the President shall have a second or casting vote.

                (5)   Any decision taken by the Board or the Executive Committee shall not be challenged in any court of law.

                (6)   The President, on the requisition of not less than one third of the total number of members, may call an extraordinary meeting of the Board within thirty days of such requisition.

                (7)   The requisition must state the objects of the meeting and must be signed by the requisitionists and deposited at the Headquarters of the Board.

          8.   Funds.- (1) The Board shall have its own funds.

                (2)   The funds of the Board shall consists of:-

(a)   grants-in-aid from the Federal Government, 1 the Provincial Governments, local bodies and statutory or non-statutory corporations and bodies;

Note:- Once the over-all budget provision has been made, the Board shall have complete control over its own budget;

(b)   collections, subscriptions and donations from any person, body, association or organization; and  

(c)   any other source.

                (3)   All funds and moneys of the Board and its subordinate offices shall be kept in the National Bank of Pakistan under the following two separate accounts, namely:  

(i)   Maintenance Account

(ii)   Development Account

                (4)   The accounts of the Board shall be operated upon jointly by the two officers of the Board (not below Grade 17) authorised by the Director General of the Board, one of whom shall be the accounts officer of the Board.

                (5)   The account of the subordinate offices shall be operated upon by the Director concerned.

          9.   Executive Committee.- (1) There shall be an Executive Committee comprising following members, namely:-   *                

a)
Minister-in-charge of the administrative Division
President
b)
Secretary of the administrative Division
Vice President
c)
Director General, Pakistan Sports Board
Member-cum-Secretary
d)
Joint Secretary (Expenditure), Finance Division deal with Pakistan Sports Board
Member
e)
Managing Director, NESPAK
Member
         *  vide Notification No.F.11-21/2013-IPC (S-III) dated 2nd January, 2020.

                 (2)   Omitted (vide Notification No.F.11-21/2013-IPC(S-III) dated 2nd January, 2020.)

               (3)   To constitute a quorum at a meeting of the Executive  Committee not less than eight members of the Committee shall be present.

                (4)   There shall be at least three meetings of the Executive Committee in a calendar year and at least ten days notice shall be given for convening a meeting; and

                (5)   The Committee shall meet as and when required and ten day's notice shall be given for convening a meeting.

          10.   Powers of the Executive Committee.- The Executive Committee shall be competent to deal with any matter within the competence of the Board including the following:-

i)    to approve the affiliation of the national games and sports organizations and associations to the Board and to ensure that the managing body of each of the national games and sports organization functions in the best interest of that particulars games for the promotion and development of which the organization is responsible and to issue such directives in this behalf as may be deemed necessary in consultation with the Pakistan Olympic Association; 

ii)      to exercise supervision on day to day working of the national games and sports organizations. 

iii)      to approve the managers, delegates or officials for Pakistan teams going  abroad.

iv)    to allocate funds, grants-in-aid and subsides to the national games and sports organizations and sportsmen and to sanction expenditure for activities, schemes or events of special nature of national or international importance. 

v)        to appoint auditors of the Board and fix their tenure and remunerations; 

vi)       to create posts and make appointments to posts in Grade 17 and above;  

vii)       to act as appellate authority in respect of all officers and staff of the Board;

viii)     to approve annual budget of the Board; and

ix)     to enter into contracts joint venture agreements and business arrangements with national and international organization in public and private organization.

                  (2)   A member of the Executive Committee shall hold office for so long as he is a member of the Board.

                (3)   For as meeting of the Executive Committee, not less than three members of the Committee shall constitute the quorum.

          11.   Powers of the President, Senior Vice-President, Vice-President and Additional Vice-President.- In matters of emergency, the President or, in his absence, the Senior Vice-President or, in his absence, the Vice-President or, in his absence the Additional Vice-President may take such decision or sanction such expenditure as considered expedient but such decision or sanction shall be reported to the Executive Committee at its next meeting.

          12.   Functions,  powers and duties of the Director General.-  The Director General shall:-

(a)     be the Chief Executive and administrative head of the Board and subordinate offices and shall be directly responsible to the President or, in his absence, to the Vice-President.

(b)      be responsible for carrying out the objectives of the Board;

(c)     have proper to take action in cases which, in his opinion, require immediate action and report his action to the President or, in his absence, to the Senior Vice-President or, in his absence, to the Vice-President or in his absence, to the Additional Vide President; 

(d)     sanction all expenditure as provided to the budget of the Board provided the budget allocations have been only approved by the Executive Committee in accordance with the Financial Rules of the Board; 

(e)      be responsible for the implementation of all the decisions taken by the Board and the Executive Committee in their meetings;

(f)       have power to make appointments to posts up to and including Grade-16 and delegate such powers to subordinate officers not below Grade-17 as he considers necessary in accordance with the Service and Financial Rules of the Board;

(g)      distribute the business amongst the officers of the Board; 

(h)     perform such other functions as may be assigned to him by the Board, the Executive Committee or the President;

(i)        have power to check and inspect accounts and general working of the national games and sports organizations if he deems fit; and 

(j)        submit the annual report and the audited accounts together with Balance Sheet of the Board to the Executive Committee for approval.

          13.   Maintenance audit and submission of accounts.-  (1) The accounts of the Board and the subordinate offices shall be maintained in proper books of accounts with respect of:-  

(a)      all sums of money received and expended and the matters in respect of which the income and expenditure take place;   

(b)      all assets and liabilities of the Board and subordinate offices; 

(c)      the accounts of the Board and subordinate offices shall be audited annually by a chartered accountant within the meaning of the Chartered Accountant Ordinance, 1961 (X of 1961) to be appointed by the Executive Committee; 

                (2)   The Federal Government may issue directions to the Auditor General of Pakistan to inspect the accounts of the Board and report thereon as and when the Federal Government considers necessary;

                (3)   The audited statement of accounts and balance sheet together with the annual report of the Board for the proceeding years shall be submitted to the Federal Government.

          14.   Maintenance audit and submission of accounts.-  If any national games and sports organization proves inefficient or fails to carry out the directives of the Board, the Executive Committee shall be competent to withhold such grants to that organization at its discretion.

          15.   Submission of estimates of receipts and expenditure to the Federal Government.-  The Board shall in the month of November every year, submit to the Federal Government in such manner and in such form as the Federal Government may direct, a statement of the estimates receipts and expenditure pertaining to the discharge to its functions under these rules in respect of the next financial year, together with a statement showing separately the estimated expenditure in foreign exchange fort that year, so as to enable the Government to make necessary provision to this behalf in its budget.

          16.   Mode of signifying communication from the Board.-  Any notice, determination, direction, requisition, appointment, expression of opinion, approval or sanction to be given or signified on the part of the Board for any of the purposes of, or in relations to, any powers or, functions with which it has been invested under these rules shall be sufficient and binding if it is in writing signed by the President or the Director General and the Board shall not in any case be bound in respect of any of the matters aforesaid unless by some writing signed in the manner aforesaid.

          17.   Power of the Federal Government to issue directions.-  The Federal Government may, from the time to time issue directions to the Board to take such measures as the Federal Government considers necessary for the efficient managements of the affairs of the Board, and the Board shall comply with such directions.

          18.   Repeal.-  The Pakistan Sports Board Rules, 1972, are hereby repealed.

 

LT. COL. (RETD)  M. M. MUSTAFA KHAN
Deputy Secretary,
[No.7/71-Roll.I(2).]

Published by:
Authority in the Gazette of Pakistan , Extra Ordinary,
Islamabad on Saturday March 21, 1981 .