Constitution of NRAI

Governing Body

History

 

National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was founded in 1951 with a view to promote and popularize the shooting sports in India. The first speaker of Lok Sabha,Sh. G.V.Mavlankar was the founder and the first president of NRAI followed by Sh.Govind Vallabh Pant, Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sh. Y. B. Chauhan, Sh.G.S. Dhillon, Sh. Joginder Singh, and so on and so forth. Presently the president of NRAI is Shri. Raninder Singh, a very keen and skilled shooter from Patiala Royal Family.  

Shooting (Hunting) in medieval times originated as a means of survival, as it was practiced to hunt animals and birds to supplement food requirement.  As a result of Industrial Revolution and increased agricultural output, hunting for food became less necessary.  However, affluent people continued to hunt as part of recreation.  To preserve Wild Life and put an end to indiscriminate poaching, the Government has almost banned hunting.  Some of these people took to target shooting as a sport. 

Shooting has a varied history in Indian Sport and Society, ranging it from being a sport for Royalty in the past; it is now a major competitive sport among the masses.

This sport is extremely popular all over the World. 

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was formed on 17th April 1951 with the aim of development of Shooting Sport in India and to impart training to civilian for self –defense.

Shri G.V. Mavlankar was its founder President who was also the first Speaker of Lok Sabha.  He was a great visionary and with his untiring efforts and matchless zeal the Association grew from strength to strength.  Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru called him “Father of the Lok Sabha” so he was also the Father of Shooting Sport in India.  The NRAI has the honor of having Shri Govind Ballabh Pant, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, former Primer Minister, Shri Y.B.Chauhan, Home Minister, Shri G.S. Dhillon, Speaker Lok Sabha, Shri Joginder Singh, former Governor of Rajasthan its Presidents, Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi and Kumar Surendra Singh.

The Lok Sabha in 1953 passed a resolution and entrusted NRAI to impart training through its rifle association all over India.

ROLL OF PRESIDENTS

ROLL OF PRESIDENTS

SNO

NAME

FROM

TO

1.

Sh. G.V. Mavlankar

17.04.51

11.03.56

2.

Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant

21.05.56

06.03.60

3.

Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri

08.05.61

10.01.66

4.

Sh. Y.B. Chavan

15.05.67

18.08.70

5.

Sh. M.K. Kaul

18.08.70

29.12.71

6.

Dr. G.S. Dhillon

30.12.71

02.09.74

7.

Dr. Jogendra Singh

06.12.74

16.02.79

8.

Shri Sajjan Singh Sethi

16.02.79

01.06.85

9.

Kumar Surendra Singh

02.06.85

12.01.99

10.

Sh. Digvijay Singh

18.03.99

24.6.2010

11.

Sh.  Raninder  Singh

29.12.2010

ROLL OF SECRETARY GENERALS

ROLL OF SECRETARY GENERALS

S NO

NAME

FROM

TO

1

Sh. K.G.  Prabhu

17.04.1951

08.09.1959

2

Sh. Jogendra Singh

09.09.1959

08.09.1971

3

Sh. Sajjan Singh Sethi

30.12.1971

17.08.1972

4

Tikka Jagjit Singh Bedi

18.08.1972

29.08.1973

5

Sh. Hardev Singh Kandhari

29.08.1973

21.12.1979

6

Sh. Avtar Singh Sethi

22.12.1979

01.06.1985

7

Sh. Baljit Singh Sethi

02.06.1985

09.01.2010

8

SH. DV Seetharama Rao

06.04.2013

ROLL OF SECRETARIES

ROLL OF SECRETARIES 

S NO

NAME

FROM

TO

1.

Capt. S.J. Dighe

01.02.1959

31.05.1967

2.

Maj. J.S. Randhawa

01.06.1967

15.10.1974

3.

Sh. M. Banerjee

16.10.1974

31.08.1975

4.

Col. Jaswant Singh

01.09.1975

21.06.1983

5.

Sh. Sangat Singh

22.06.1983

31.12.1986

6.

Sh. Rajiv Bhatia

01.01.1987

1st Indian Shooting

1.  1st Presidentof National Rifle Association of India – Shri G V Mavlankar

2.  1
st Secretary General of National Rifle Association of India – Shri K G Prabhu

3.  1
st National Shooting Championship Competitions – At Delhi in 1952

4.  1
st All India G V Mavlankar Shooting Championship – At Ahmedabad during 1991.

5.  1
st Inter School Shooting Championship – At  Haridwar in 1997

6.  1
st Team was sent abroad during the year 1951 to Bisley, England

7.  1
st Participation in Olympic Games – in XV Olympics 1952 at Helsinki (Finland) by Dr. Harihar Banerjee in Free Rifle 3 position and Prone position events. 

8.  1
st Participation in World Championship – 1952 at Oslo

9.  1
st Participation in Asian Games  - in 1962 Jakarta, Indonesia

10. 1
st Participationin Commonwealth Games  - in 1978 at Edmonton 

11. 1
st Participationin SAF Games – 1991 Colombo, Sri Lanka

12. 1
st Participationin World Cup – 1995 Nicosia, Cyprus

13. 1
st Medalin World Championship – In 1962 by H H Dr. Karni Singhji at Cairo, Egypt

14. 1
st Medalin Asian Games – In  1974 Silver medal by H.H. Maharaja Dr. Karni Singhjiat VII Asian Games, Tehran (Iran) in Trap event

15. 1
st Medalin Commonwealth Games – in 1982 team Silver and Bronze medal in Centre Fire Pistol (Ashok Pandit & Mohinder Lal) and Rapid Fire Pistol (Sharad Chauhan& R K Vij) event 

16. 1
st Medalin World Cup- in 1997 - Bronze Medal by Mansher Singh in Trap event at NewDelhi.

17. 1
st GoldMedal in Junior Men Category in World Championship – 1994 by Jaspal Rana at Milan in Standard Pistol event.

18. 1
st Medalin Junior Women in World Championship – A Bronze in 2002 by Raj Kumari in Sport Rifle Prone 

19. 1
st Gold Medal in Senior Category during World Championship – Abhinav Bindra in AirRifle Men during 2006 at Zagreb

20. 1
st Medal in Olympic Games – in 2004 Silver medal by Major R V S Rathore at Athens Olympic Games in Double Trap event

21. 1
st Gold Medal in Asian Games – in 1978 by Mr. Randhir Singh at Bangkok in Trap event

22. 1
st Gold Medal in Commonwealth Games - in 1990 by Ashok Pandit at Auckland, New Zealandin Centre Fire Pistol event.

23. 1
st Gold Medal in World Cup – in 2003 Anjali Bhagwat at World Cup, Atlanta in Air Rifle Women

24. 1
st Olympic Finalist – Anjali Bhagwat 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in Air Rifle 

25. 1
st Champion of Champions – 2003 Milan Anjali Bhagwat Air Rifle Women

26. 1
st Arjuna Awardee – H H Maharaja Dr. Karni Singh ji in 1961

27. 1
st Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee -  Mr. Abhinav Bindra in 2001

28. 1
st Padmshree– Shri Jaspal Rana in 2001

29. 1
st Dronacharya Awardee – Prof. Sunny Thomas in 2001

30. 1
st shooter ranked as number 1 in World – Anjali Bhagwat in Air Rifle in the year 2002.

31. 1
st shooter to get earns “Quota Place” for Olympic Games – Mansher Singh during Asian Shooting Championship at Jakarta in 1995 for Atlanta Olympic Games 1996.
32. 1st Gold Medal in Olympic Games Abhinav Bindra in 2008 at Beijing Olympic Games.

Information of NSF

 

1
Name of the NSF/organization
The National Rifle Association of India

2
Date of last election held along with the details of the electoral college of the said election
06-04-2013
3
Details of recognition of International/Asian body.(Copy of letter to be posted)
Affiliation Certificate of ISSF – Annexure “1”
Affiliation Certificate of ASC – Annexure “2”
4
Name & contact details of office bearers
Name

Address




Tel No.
Mail id

Tenure till (specify date)

President
Secretary General
Treasurer
Raninder Singh
D.V. Seetharama Rao
Sanjeev Bahl
New Moti Bagh Palace, Patiala


New 31/Old 15, Kasthuri Ranga Road, Alwarpet, Chennai.
H-27, W8E/13, Western Avenue, Sainik Farms, New Delhi
9717100819
9841068408
9810009172
raninder@live.in
dvsrao54@gmail.com
sanju61936@gmail.com
1st Tenure

1st Tenure
1st Tenure

5
Details of ACTC for the year
ACTC for the year 2015-16 attached as Annexure “3”

6
Annual Audited Accounts for last 3 financial years along balance sheet (As audited by C.A. in CAG’s Panel)
Note: Annual report for proceeding year to be uploaded by 1st October of the current year.
Balance Sheet for F.Y. 2013-14 – Annexure “4”
Balance Sheet for F.Y. 2014-15 – Annexure “5”
Balance Sheet for F.Y. 2015-16 – Annexure “6”
7
Name and contact details of the firm which audited accounts.
M/s Nath Ahuja & Co.
011-29217969
8
Copy of Valid registration certificate of the federation
Copy of valid registration certificate attached as per Annexure “7”
9
i). Constitution of the organization/NSFs.
Copy of constitution attached as per Annexure “8”


ii). Copy of Memorandum/Articles of the association.
Copy of constitution attached as per Annexure “8”
10
Affiliation criteria of State/UT/Clubs units along with details of voting rights of each unit
As per Rule No. 4 & 8 of NRAI Rules & Regulations. Enclosed as per Annexure “9”
11
Name of the affiliated units with their registration numbers
Enclosed as per Annexure “10”
12
Name and Contact details of President & Secretary of affiliated units.
Enclosed as per Annexure “11”
13
Details of National Championships conducted during the current calendar year.
60th National Shooting Championship Competitions in Shotgun events held at Jaipur from 12th to 25th November 2016
60th National Shooting Championship Competitions in Rifle/Pistol events held at Balewadi Shooting Ranges, Pune from 12th to 26th December 2016.

60th National Shooting Championship Competitions in Big Bore events scheduled to be held at Kadarpur from 27th March to 5th April 2017.
14
Calendar for National & Zonal championship to be held during current/next calendar year along with venue.
Enclosed as per Annexure “12”
15
Details in respect of international events abroad & held in India:-

(i). List of core probables and basis of their selection.
(ii) Details of coaching camps, organized including venue, dates and list of participants.
(iii) Notification of selection criteria for such events at least 6 months in advance along with the details of time and venue for selection.
(iv)List of the athletes selected.
(V)Details of athletes, support personnel and other officials sent to the event along with the amount paid to them towards air fare, boarding and lodging, local transportation, daily allowance etc. This is required to be placed on the website within 15 days of conclusion of the event.
(vi) Performance criteria which formed the basis of selection, actual performance in terms of timing, distance, etc. and the position obtained by each athlete / team.

(i)  List of National Squad Shooters enclosed as per Annexure “13”
(ii)  Details of coaching camps, organized including venue, dates and number of participants are included in ACTC for the year 2015-15 as per Annexure “3”
(iii)  Selection Policy is enclosed as per Annexure “14”
(iv)  List of athletes selected are duly notified on event to event basis as per the Selection Policy

16
List of I cards issued to National Athletes with Name of athlete, I card N & validity date.
Enclosed as per Annexure “15”
17
The details of certificates issued by the NSFs to the participants such as the name of the athlete, date of event, position obtained by the athlete, etc.
The Certificates are issued to all shooters as per attaining Minimum Qualifying Scores (MQS) as per the NRAI Match Book
18
Action taken by the NSF for prevention of age fraud.
The NRAI issues permanent Shooter ID Cards which carries their date of birth and photograph. No shooter is allowed to participate without this card as the same proves their age category. The NRAI is also maintaining a database program for the Shooters which is enclosed as per Annexure “15”
19
Notifying/updating the present selection committee for national athletes.
Mr. Raninder Singh, President, NRAI
Mr. D.V. Seetharama Rao, Secretary General, NRAI
Mr. Moraad Ali Khan, Ex-eminent Shooter
Kanwar Randhir Singh, Chief Coach (Rifle)
Mr. M. Padmanabhan, Chief Coach (Shotgun)
Ms. Deepali Deshpande, Chief Coach (Junior Rifle)
Mr. Jaspal Rana, Chief Coach (Junior Pistol)
Mr. Vikram Chopra, Chief Coach (Junior Shotgun)
The above are the members of Selection Committee
20
Note on efforts for having dope free sports and compliance to WADA/NADA Code along with details of cases found positive during the last calendar year and action taken thereon.
We conducted dope tests during the Selection Trials held in the month of July 2014 and Mr. Sarvesh Tomar was found positive. She was banned from shooting sports for a period of six months starting from 7th August 2014 to 6th February 2015. 
21
Details (amount & source) of funds received from other sources, including private sponsors, public sector undertakings, State Government, etc.
Rs. 31,41,150 received from M/s Leisure Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. as sponsorship amount during the year 2013-14
22
Revenue generated by the NSF on its own.
NIL

23
Date on which the website was last updated.
We are regularly updating our website with latest information regarding coaching camps, selection trials and selection of teams for international competitions etc.

Introduction

 

The National Rifle Association of India is affiliated to International Shooting Sport Federation, Asian Shooting Confederation, Commonwealth Shooting Federation, South Asian Shooting Confederation and Indian Olympic Association. 

Shri Raninder Singh is the President and Shri D V Seetharama Rao is the Secretary General of National Rifle Association of India.

In India it has shown a steady progress and there has been remarkable rise since 1994.  Our shooters have won many medals in International Competitions such as Olympic Games, World Championship, Commonwealth and Asian Games/Championship.

We have a network of 53 affiliated State Associations and Units.  Regular competitions are being held at National, State, District and Club levels. Some of the Universities have recently given recognition to this sport.  This will contribute in developing talent and encouraging the youth to take up Shooting as a career sport.  We will then to able to pick up best talent from grass root level.

There are two basic requirements for the promotion of this sport i.e. Availability of Shooting ranges and precision arms and ammunition.  During the last few years many ranges have come up throughout the country.  There are many international level shooting ranges in India. Ranges at Delhi, Pune, Trivandrum and Patiala (for shotgun events only) have the capacity to conduct any international competition. These ranges are equipped with latest version of Electronic Target System.  The Government has relaxed import policy and now deserving marksmen (Renowned Shooters) can import Arms and ammunition of their event without paying Custom duty.  No import license is now required for Air weapons and any individual can import these without payment of custom duty.  These incentives will certainly attract many youngsters to take up shooting as a career sport. The process of acquiring the arm license has also been simplified and any aspiring shooter can apply for an arm license to acquire an arm to pursue his/her shooting. The renowned shooters can keep up to 10 weapons under the prescribed norms.
 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS HELD IN INDIA

1

12th South Asian Games Guwahati, Assam

2016

2

Asia Olympic Qualifying Shooting Championship Delhi

2016

3

8th Asian Airgun Championship Delhi

2015

4

2nd Asian Shotgun Championship Patiala

2012

5

Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championship Delhi

2010

6

XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi

2010

7

1st Afro-Asian Games (Shooting), Hyderabad

2003

8

Asian Clay Shooting Championship Delhi

2003

9

UIT World Cup (Shotgun) Delhi

2003

10

UIT World Cup (Shotgun) Delhi

2000

11

UIT World Cup (Shotgun) Delhi

1997

12

2nd South Asian Shooting Championship, Delhi

1997

13

VII SAF Games, Chennai

1995

14

1ST Commonwealth Shooting Championship, Delhi

1995

15

IX Asian Games (Shooting), Delhi

1982

ORGANISATION OF COMPETITIONS BY NRAI

NRAI organizes the following Shooting competitions annually:

  1.  National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC)

  2. All India G.V. Mavlankar Shooting Championship (AIGVMSC)

  3. Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Championship

  4. Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting Championship

  5. All India Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Inter School Shooting Championship


Participation in competitions at S.No. 1 and 2 is as per rules laid down in NRAI Match Book. The participation in competitions at S.No. 3 and 4 is based on the performance during National Championship (NSCC). Participation in Inter School Championship is open to school children below the age of 19 years through respective State Rifle Associations.  Circulars for these competitions are issued from time to time. 

NATIONAL SQUAD

Qualifying Standards for the National Squad have been laid down and these are updated from time to time based on prevailing performance of the shooters.  Those who meet the required standards are enlisted in the National Squad and they are given regular training under the guidance of International/National Coaches.  Their boarding and lodging expenses during the special coaching camps are met by the Government.  They are also issued free ammunition, clay targets and targets.  Their performance is closely watches and those who do not maintain desired standards are dropped from the National Squad.  Regular coaching camps are being held for them.

INTERNATIONAL COACHES

From time to time, we have invited various reputed international coaches in Trap, Skeet, Rifle and Pistol events. At present services of six international coaches are being provided to our shooters.  

INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE TO SHOOTERS

We have been able to convince the Government that shooting is a sport, which can win medals in International Competitions.  The Government has been very liberal and has allowed the shooters to participate in various prestigious competitions.  This international exposure will prove very useful in the long run.  Our shooters have given excellent performance in all international competitions including Olympic Games. Abhinav Bindra has won the Gold medal in 2008 Olympic Games in Air Rifle Men event. 

SELECTION OF SHOOTERS OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

This is strictly based on merit and according to Selection Policy.  Regular selection trials are held both for National squad shooters and others.  The selection is based on the scores achieved in these selection trials, Nationals and International meets.  The Selection Committee comprising of President and Secretary General of NRAI, National Coach and an ex-eminent shooter approves the final selection.

ADMISSION OF SHOOTERS IN SCHOOLS AND COLELGES

Many prestigious Schools and Colleges have reserved some vacancies for sports persons and many of the shooters have been admitted based on their performance.  This is encouraging younger generation to take up shooting sport as a career.

EMPLOYMENTBY CORPORATE HOUSES, DEFENCE AND PARA MILITARY FORCES

Shooting has become very popular amongthe masses.  As a result, many of ourtalented shooters have been given employment by Corporate Houses, Army, BSF,CISF, ONGC, Indian Airlines, Railways etc. This is a great incentive to the shooters and will prove very beneficial towards promotion of Shooting Sport in the country.

 

ISSF JUDGES LICENCES

It is necessary to have qualified jury/judges to conduct shooting competitions accordingly to rules and regulations laid down by international body. We in India have a large number of officials holding “A” and “B” ISSF Judges licenses to conduct the shooting competitions. These licenses have been granted to the officials after their successful clearance of tests conducted by ISSF. Our officials are being deputed to various international competitions as juries to conduct these competitions. The NRAI also issues “C” licenses to the officials and conduct courses to train the officials.

OLYMPIC GAMES

Shooting is one of the major disciplines in Olympic Games.  The total number of shooters from all over the World has been restricted to 390.  At present there are 15 Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun events in the Olympic Games for men and women. Shooters earn “Quota Places” during designated competitions are only allowed to participate in Olympic Games.