NADA India



National Anti-doping Panels is responsible for managing results management of Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) committed by athletes, athlete support personnel and other persons that fall under its jurisdiction.

Anti Doping Disciplinary Panel

After being served a notice by NADA India, if the athlete or individual charged does not waive off their right to a hearing (in accordance with Article 8.3.1 or Article 8.3.2), the case is referred to the ADDP for hearing and adjudication. 

Anti Doping Appeal Panel

ADDPs decision can be appealed within 21 days by filing an appeal before anti-doping appeal panel. Depending on the case, the appeal may be heard by the ADAP.


There is consistency of sanctions globally in accordance with the World-Anti Doping Code. The most common consequence of committing an ADRV is a ban from sport. In some cases, this could be for life. Others include, forfeiting medals, titles, erasure of records, etc.

If an athlete involved in a team sport is found to have committed an ADRV, there may be implications for the entire team. If more than two team members are found to have committed an ADRV during a competition, the national federation and/or organizing body shall impose appropriate sanctions.



As per the provision of 14.3.7 of National Anti Doping Rules 2021, the public disclosure of ADRV is followed. Details of sanctions issued by the ADDP are listed below.

Sanctions ADAP

The following athletes are currently serving a ban for ADRVs, after having gone through second tier adjudication process.

Athletes Returning From Sanctions

Individuals serving bans cannot participate in any capacity in a competition, event, training or any other activity that is organized, recognized and authorized by the relevant national federation or its subsidiary associations.

They cannot, additionally, participate in other sports, or activities and are also banned from coaching other athletes.

Individuals serving bans are still subject to anti-doping rules and can still be tested. Athletes can be tested at any time and in any place and may be asked to provide ‘Whereabouts’ for a duration or for the entire length of their ban.

If an athlete retires during the ban period, but later makes a comeback, they are not eligible for participation unless they inform their NADA India, make themselves available for testing and complete the period of ban left.