Rate of Pension to Sports Persons under Scheme of Pension to Meritorious Sports persons
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that there is already a Scheme titled “Scheme of Pension to Meritorious Sports persons” under which medal winners in Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Cups/World Championships (in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines) and Para-Olympic Games, after they attain the age of 30 years or retire from active sports, whichever is later, are eligible for monthly pension at following rates:
|S.No||Category of meritorious sportspersons||Rate of Pension (Rs./per month)|
|1||Medalists at the Olympic Games||10000|
|2||Gold medalists at the World Cup/World Championships in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines||8000|
|3||Silver and Bronze medalists at the World Cup/World Championships in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines||7000|
|4||Gold medalists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games||7000|
|5||Silver and Bronze medalists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games||6000|
|6||Gold Medalists of Para-Olympic Games||5000|
|7||Silver medalists of Para-Olympic Games||4000|
|8||Bronze Medalists of Para-Olympic Games||3000|
(vii) to do all other things which are incidental to the above objectives.
Shri Jitendra Singh said, quantum of assistance admissible from the National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons is as follows:
The Minister said, the Scheme of National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons also has a clause under which the Chairperson of the General Committee of National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons has the discretionary powers under which the Chairperson may sanction assistance in deserving cases even to those who, technically, are non-eligible, depending upon the facts and circumstances of each case. The Chairperson will have the discretion to decide the quantum of assistance.
All schemes of the Ministry and the Sports Authority of India are inclusive schemes and are equally applicable to women sportspersons. Further, for encouraging sports among women, sports competitions are held at district, state and national levels under the scheme of National Championship for Women, presently merged with the scheme of Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA), the Minister added.