About the Director-General & CEO



Shri Navin Agarwal joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in the year 1986. He is a post- graduatein Physics from the University of Delhi,and also holdsa post- graduate diploma in Financial Management. Prior to joining the IPS he had served in Indian Forest Service, and Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax), and had also been awarded the National Prize and Merit Certificate by Govt of India. During foundation course for IPS officers at SVP National Police Academy Hyderabad he received the Director's Commendation for highest marks in indoor subjects, and awarded as all-round best officer-trainee.


During his 3 decades of selfless and dedicated service in the state of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), he worked on a number of important assignments, including Senior Superintendent of Police and Deputy Inspector General of several districts and Criminal Investigation Department, Inspector-General of Armed Police, Adl Director-General of Security and Director-General of Prisons. He hasundergone various trainings within and outside the country, including CrisisResponse Team Course atLouisiana State Police Academy USA and Mid- Career Training Programme at London Business School. He has also authored a number of papers on diverse topics like cyber-crime,human rights, and community policing in reputed journals. For his outstanding contribution towards public service in various fields Shri Navin Agarwal has been awarded various medals including Govt of India Civil Defence medal in 2006, Indian Police Medal for meritorious service in 2006, Sher-e-Kashmir medal for meritorious service in 2011, and President’s Police medal for distinguished service in 2013.


As SSP of district Pulwama and Rajouriduring the peak of militancy in J&Kfrom 1990 onwards he fought terror bravely and survived several attempts on his arms, ammunition and explosives was seized. His contribution against terror was also noteworthy in 2003 in his capacity as DIG Doda-Udhampur Range, when under his supervision a number of counter- insurgency operations were launched with great success with elimination of most of the top hierarchy of terrorists in the range, without any collateral damage, and zero human rights violation.


As Inspector-General of Homeguards and Civil Defence during 2005-08 Shri Agarwal made an exceptional contribution by creating a voluntary disaster response mechanism that saved precious lives under his personal supervision during the Uri earthquake of 2005, and in subsequent yearssupplemented governmental effort in disaster mitigation and rescue operations.


During his posting as Director, Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy at Udhampur during 2008-10 Shri Agarwal was instrumental in improving the standards and quality of police training, and rejuvenating the academic environment. As Head of J&K Police Trainings during 2015-16, he devoted significant effort in improving the level of training for the rank and file of the police force, enabling it for counter-insurgency and anti-terror operations.


As head of prisons department during 2011-13 Shri Agarwal succeeded in effectively managingthe terrorists and anti- national elements lodgedin various jails of the state. He introduced a number of measures for reformation and reintegration of prisoners, including hardened criminals. He is also credited with establishing an Institute of Correctional Services near Jammu.


As Director- General of Youth Services and Sports department of J&K during 2013-15 Shri Navin Agarwal organized extensive sports competitions and massive programmes for engagement of youth in constructive activities. He strived to bring the misguided and stone- pelting youth into the national mainstream by channelizing their surplus energies in socially useful and productive work. He also held additional charge of Secretary of J&K State Sports Council during 2015.


In 2016 Shri Agarwal moved to the Centre in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt of India as Director- General and Chief Executive Officer of National Anti- Doping Agency. He has been working dedicatedly to protect the rights of clean athletes and to rid Indian sport of the menace of drug abuse and doping. As many as 44 grey areas concerning the quality of Indian dope control programmeas pointed out by WADA were systematically cleansed under his guidance and supervision, making India 100% compliant to the WADA Code, and improving the dope detection rate from 1.9% to 4.1% during 2018-19.


Shri Navin Agarwal was also assigned an additional charge asthe first interim Vice Chancellor of the upcoming National Sports University (NSU) in October 2017,which he established on a temporary campus at Imphal, Manipur in January 2018and got the foundation laid in March 2018 for a permanent campus. He designed and started several sports courses as Director of NSU Society until July 2018 when the National Sports University Act was passed by the Parliament.


From law enforcement and criminal investigation through counterterror and drug control to academics and sports administration, the entire service of Shri Navin Agarwal is characterized by professionalism, integrity, innovation and systematization. As head of NADA India he is looking forward to enhancing the capabilities of the agency to expand the dope control programme to all states of India with a target of 10,000 dope tests per annum.


Message From Director General


I take this opportunity of inviting you to join us in the campaign against ‘Doping in Sport’ in India. It is an honor and privilege for me to inform you that the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has established the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) in 2009 as an autonomous body with the mandate to take all measures in conjunction with sports bodies and other stakeholders to rid sports of this menace and create a clean and healthy environment for Sports in India. This launch is an important step in our commitment and resolve to ensure that we uphold the highest values of fair play and honesty, which are the very essence and ethos of Sports.

The NADA will strive to discourage and prevent Indian athletes and supporting personnel from using illegal and artificial performance enhancing drugs and to promote a healthy life style among our athletes. It will also reinforce the age-old Indian values of fairness and honesty in our youth.

Further to strengthen the awareness cum outreach program, NADA has launched an IEC Campaign to reach all stakeholders. A series of workshops and seminars will be conducted to increase the awareness among the sports community and various other stakeholders.

The NADA looks forward to the support of all sports and related bodies in this endeavor. I am sure that with your cooperation we will achieve the objective that we have all set for ourselves; “Dope Free Sport and a level playing field for all athletes.”

Sh. Navin Agarwal, IPS

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