The Youth and Sports Ministry yesterday instructed the National Sports Council (NSC) to strengthen the procedure on providing government order (GO) to athletes following the GO allocation to family members of the Bangladesh Chess Federation officials. The instruction came after most of the national newspapers on Wednesday published a report which said that the wife and daughter of a BCF vice president and less recognised chess players had gained the government order to take part in the 23rd Annual North American Open in Las Vegas, USA. The sports ministry instructed the NSC to collect bio-data, previous records, original passport etc and check them over and again before sending these documents to the sports ministry for final approval. The ministry also asked the NSC to maintain record of performances of athletes who are sent aboard and do follow-ups on whether all members of the contingent returned home. The ministry also cautioned that if any athletes failed to return, the allocation of government orders to those federations might be stopped in future. Meanwhile, the NSC summoned the BCF officials yesterday for an explanation on seeking three additional GOs for the American Open chess in Las Vegas but no one from the federation turned up.