Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organizes Inter School Sports & Games Competitions each year at approximately 160 venues for nearly 9000 independent category of affiliated schools in as many as 17 disciplines at cluster, zonal & National level. For smooth organization of these competitions, the schools have been divided into 16 Clusters and five Zones. Andhra Pradesh is part of cluster VII along with Karnataka Sports competitions in State schools are organized by the respective State Governments.
The CBSE Inter School Sports & Games Competitions are self-financed educational activity and do not receive and financial aid from the Government. However, the Board disburses fixed organizational Grant to each of the Organizing Schools. It also provides certificates and medals to all the participants and winners. Each year Board spends approximately Rs. 2 crore on the conduct of Sports & Games Competitions. The students of nearly 250 independent Category of Affiliated Schools from Andhra Pradesh participate in these competitions.
In so far as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is concerned, funds available under the school grants can be used by States/Schools to purchase sports equipment for the schools.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. D. Purandeswari, in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.