About us

Tug of War Federation of India (TWFI ) is the apex body in the country which has the sole mandate to govern and conduct all activities for both men and women for the game of Tug of War. It is recognized as the National Sports Federation by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India vide letter no. F.No.9-1/98-SP-II dated 16th June 1999 as the sole body responsible for promoting and conducting the game of Tug-of-War in India.

TWFI is also affiliated to the International Tug of War Federation (TWIF), (and Asian Tug of War Federation (ATWF), and with other groups.

Information of Tug of War Federation of India TWFI

1 Name of the NSF Tug of War Federation of India TWFI
2 Date of Last Election held 30th Jan, 2022 at New Delhi
Details of the electoral college of the TWFI LIST OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE- 2022
Detail of 25% Sportspersons in Executive Committee Detail of Sportspersons in TWFI Executive Committee-2022-26
MAYS & SAI letters MAYS letter -2022
MAYS letter -2017
MAYS letter -2013
Admin and financial sanction MAYS financial sanction :
2020-21: NIL
2021-22: NIL
2022-23: NIL
Number of affiliated State/ UT units with voting rights. 28 Number of affiliated State/UT Units
Number of votes per affiliated State/UT units. One Votes for each affiliated State/UT Units
Whether any Sports Promotion Board/ bodies other than affiliated State/UT units have been given voting rights? No Voting rights for any Sports Board/bodies in our Federation
3 Detail of recognition/Affiliation of International/Asian body Affiliated with
TWIF Tug of War International Federation
ATWF Asian Tug of War Federation
SATWF South Asian Tug of War Federation
4 Name of Contact details of Office bearers President Secretary Treasurer
Name Shri Hari Shanker Gupta Mr. Madan Mohan Mr. N.K.Chakravarty
Address B-2/17, Phase-2, Ashok Vihar, Delhi-110052 Tug of War Federation of India
Room No. 301, 3rd flour,
Delhi Chamber Bldg.,Delhi Gate,
New Delhi-110002
C-21, Prateek Enclave, Kamla Nagar AGRA, U.P.-282 005
Tele No. 09811010909 981025689 08275052626
Mail ID hsgmla@gmail.com tugofwarfederationofindia@gmail.com tugofwarindia@yahoo.co.in
Tenure till date 30-01-2026 30-01-2026 30-01-2025
5 Details of ACTC for the year The game is not approved for coaching by SAI and NIS
6 Annual Audited Accounts for the last 3 financial years along balance sheet (as Audited by C.A. in CAG’s panel)
  1. Audited account as on 31-3-2020
  2. Audited account as on 31-3-2021
  3. Audited account as on 31-3-2022
Annual Report
  1. Annual Report of 2020-21
  2. Annual Report of 2021-22
7 Name of Contact details of the firm which audited account M/s.Vijay Sanghi & Co, Chartered Accountants U-198, Bank of Baroda Bldg., Vikas Marg, Shakarpur,New Delhi-110092 Membership No. 007650 N. CAG Panel Regn.No. DE 1719
8 Copy of valid registration Certificate of the Federation Registration Certificate of the Federation
  1. Constitution of the NSF
  2. Copy & Memorandum of Association
Memorandum of Association & Constitution
  1. Amended_MOA_TWFI-2012
  2. Amended_Constitution_of_TWFI-2012
  3. Amended_Constitution_of_TWFI-2017
  4. Amended_Constitution_of_TWFI-2020
10 Affiliation criteria of State/UT/Club units along with details of voting rights of each unit As per Constitution & bye-laws of TWFI
11 Name of Affiliated Units Affiliated Units of TWFI
Sub-Committee of TWFI
  1. Sexual Harassment Committee
  2. TWFI Athletes Commission
  3. TWFI Ethics Commission
12 Name and contact details of President & Secretary of Affiliated Units. Latest and verified information is not available hence not shared
13 Details of National Championships conducted during the current calendar year.
14 Calendar for National & Zonal Championships to be held during current/next calendar year along with venue. To be approved by Technical games committee and publish in website "News Box"
15 Details in respect of International event abroad & held in India:-
i List of core probable’s and basis of their selection Not applicable for this game presently
ii Details of Coaching camps organized including venue, date and list of participants The game is not approved for coaching by SAI and NIS
iii Notification of selection criteria for such event at least 6 months in advance along with the detail of time and venue for selection Selection Trail Notice publish at Notice Box in Website
iv List of the athletes selected Selection of Teams (List of Selected Athlets) Publish Time to Time at “Notice Box” at Website www.tugofwarindia.gov.in
v Details of athletes, support personnel and officials sent to the event along with the amount paid to them towards air fare, boarding and lodging, local transportation, daily allowances etc Govt. allow participation in International Event at No cost of Government basis
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 Publish in Performance Report
16 List of I cards issued to National Athletes with Name of athlete, I Card No. & Validity date. I Cards Issued for National Championships & International Event
17 The details of certificates issued by the NSFs to the participants such as the name of the athlete, dated of event, position obtained by the athlete ,etc. Available on specific demand to Federation HQ, for the period of past ten(10) years only.
18 Action taken by the NSF for prevention of age fraud. No case detected because of fool proof method
19 Notifying/updating the present selection committee for national athletes. No need, as this is a group game and team positions in Nationals decide the representation
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 years and action taken thereon. Federation has accepted all rules, guidelines issued by International federation and GOI in this respect but not commissioned the testing due to high cost constraints. No assistance from the govt. for incurred expenses
21 Details (amount & Source) of fund received from other souces, including private sponsors, public sector undertakings, State Governments ,etc. The game being of rural origin and not listed by SAI and NIS does not attract any corporate funding from PSUs, private sector or State governments etc.
22 Revenue generated by the NSF on its own See Statement of audited accounts above
23 List of Players of National Championships
  1. 35th Senior National Championships -2022-23 Outdoor at Venue-2nd, Kurukshetra,Haryana
  2. 35th Junior National Championships 2022-23 Chinchani Beach, Palghar
  3. 24th Sub-Junior National Championships 2022-23 Chinchani Beach, Palghar
  4. 35th Sr National Championships Beach Categories at Venue -1st. Paradise Beach, Shiroda,Vengurla. Maharashtra
  5. 34th Senior National Championships Outdoor, Bikaner,Rajasthan 2021-22
  6. 34th Junior National Championships Outdoor, Bikaner,Rajasthan 2021-22
  7. 23rd Sub-Junior National Championships Bikaner,Rajasthan 2021-22
  8. 33rd Senior National Championships Agra,UP -2020-21
  9. 33rd Junior National Championships Agra,UP -2020-21
  10. 22nd Sub-Jr National Championships Agra,UP-2020-21
24 Date on which the website was last updated 12th November, 2022