RBE No 126/ 2017
Clarification/Corrigendum No. 83

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. 2016/E(Sports)/4(1)/6/BFI Status                           New Delhi, dated 11.09.2017

The General Managers (P),

All Zonal Railways including

CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWE, Metro Railway/Kolkatta The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala, The De, RDSO/Lucknow.

Subject:-Recognition of Basketball Federation of India- regarding.

Ref:- Board’s letter of even number dated 22.08.2016 (RBE No. 06/2016).

Vide Board’s letter under reference dated 22.08.2016 (RBE No. 06/2016) it was, inter-alia, decided to derecognize Basketball Federation of India w.e.f. 28.03.2015 since this Federation did not have the necessary recognition of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  1. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports vide their letter and order No. 16-14/2009-SP-I (Vol. Il) dated 26.07.2017 has recognized Basketball Federation of India led by Shri K. Govindaraj as President of the National Sports Federation (NSF) for the sport of basketball in India provisionally for one year w.e.f. 26.07.2017.
  2. In line with the decision of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Railway Sports Promotion Board, for the game of Basketball, accords its recognition to the Basketball Federation of India. Participation and medal winning performance in the events organized by the above Federation after 26.07.2017 may be considered for recruitment, incentives and all other establishments related issues, as per Board’s extant policy instructions.
  3. Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.


(Bhaskar Roy Choudhury)
Dy. Director/ Estt.(Sports)