The issue of recognized National Sports Federation for the game of Hockey has been considered in this office in consultation with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
2. In this connection it is stated that the International Federation of Hockey recognizes Hockey India as the National Body of India to field its team in the international events and Hon’ble Supreme Court, vide its interim orders have also ordered that Hockey India will field the men’s and women’s Hockey teams in future games and Hockey India is required to hold the National Championships in various categories for this purpose. Government is also providing the requisite support to this federation. It is accordingly decided that till further orders Hockey India may be treated as the recognized National Sports Federation for the game of Hockey for the purpose of recruitment, incentive, out-of-turn promotions and all other establishment matters of Hockey players and also for the purpose of participation in domestic Hockey tournaments.
Zonal Railways/Production Units may accordingly take necessary action at their end to decide the aforesaid matters of sportspersons, related to the game of Hockey.