The Government of India set up the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) [formerly known as Dope Control Centre (DCC) under Sports Authority of India] in the country in 1990 with the avowed objectives to create a congenial environment for the sports persons of the country to compete in the international sports arena without the use of drugs. With the passage of time, NDTL has not only grown and established its credentials but also flourished through upgradation of quality testing, acquiring international accreditations (WADA & ISO/IEC 17025). Over the years, India has also become a signatory of the Copenhagen Declaration on anti-doping (2004) and established its laboratory solely dedicated to analytical testing and research. As on date, NDTL has the state-of-the-art facilities for research/testing for human sports and horse dope testing. Besides upgrading the laboratory to the international standards, acquiring knowledge and experience, enhancing awareness among the stakeholders in matters concerning new drugs/methods of testing, NDTL has been performing in an exemplary manner towards achieving its mission of fair play and clean sports.
I wish NDTL all success in its endeavour for achieving its goal.
Secretary (Sports), MYAS & CEO, NDTL