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DoPT: Consolidated Instructions on incentives for sportsperson

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Consolidated Instructions on Incentives for Sportsperson

F.No.14034/01/2013-Est(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 3rd October, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Consolidated Instructions on incentives for sportsperson – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that various instructions have been issued by the Government from time to time to provide incentives for recruitment, promotion, increment etc. of meritorious sportsmen. All the instructions issued till date have been consolidated under easily comprehensible headings for the facility of reference and guidance of all concerned. These consolidated instructions have been uploaded on this Department’s website http://www.persmin.nic.inin the dynamic form (OM & Orders-)Establishment.(B)Personnel+ (I) Service Matters (m) Sportsperson/Sports Quota). This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information, guidance and necessary action.

2. Hindi version will follow.

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(Arusnoday Goswami)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Reservation for sportspersons in services

Reservation for sportspersons in services

As per extant instructions, Ministries and Departments can recruit meritorious sportspersons to Group ‘C’ posts under the Government of India up to 5% of the vacancies in any year subject to the condition that these including all other reservations do not exceed 50% of the total number of vacancies proposed to be filled up by direct recruitment.

Consolidated instructions on incentives for sportspersons including recruitment under sports quota have been issued vide Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No 14034/01/2013-Estt.(D) dated 3rd October 2013. At present no proposal to increase the quota is under consideration of the Government.

Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) lays down the policy for recruitment of meritorious sportspersons which is implemented by the administrative Ministries/Departments. The details regarding number of sportspersons recruited by various Ministries/Departments are not Centrally maintained.

As per extant instructions 43 sports disciplines have been identified for appointment of meritorious sportspersons. These instructions inter alia provide relaxation in upper age limit upto a maximum of 5 years (10 years in case of those belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for the recruitment of meritorious sportspersons to Group ‘C’ posts. Government servants with medal winning performance in specified sports events are also eligible for out of turn promotion.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Parimal Nathwani in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Out-of-Turn Promotions (OTP) to outstanding Sportspersons on sports accounts for representing India in Olympic games

RBE No. 39/2017

Clarification No. 79

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. 2016/E(Sports)/5(1)/12/Rio-Olympic 2016

New Delhi, dated 25.04.2017

The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Sub.: Out-of-Turn Promotions (OTP) to outstanding Sportspersons on sports accounts for representing India in Olympic games.

Ref.: Board’s letters nos. (i) 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12-2010 (RBE No. 189/2010),

(ii) 2012/E(Sports)/4(1)/3/OTP/DOPT relates 23.05.2013 (RBE No. 50/2013) and clarifications/ corrigendum issued thereto.

Please connect Para 9.2.1.1 (i) & 9.2.11 (i) of Board’s policy letters mentioned above regarding out of turn promotion to outstanding sportspersons for participation in Category-A International Championships i.e. Olympic Games.

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have now decided that

  1. i) Out of turn promotion may be granted in Gazatted post for representing the Country in Olympic Games with at least 4th position;
  2. ii) Out of turn promotion may be granted for representing the country in Olympic Games, to the next higher grade or the grade to which he/she would be eligible for against direct recruitment, whichever is higher.

OR

In case he/she has already reached apex of the grade, in that scenario, he/she may. He granted five increments (irrespective of any increment granted already), as a special case.

These instructions will also be applicable for Rio Olympics 2016.

These instructions issue with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).

S/d,
(Bhaskar Ray Choudhury)

Dy. Director, Estt.(Sports)

Source: NFIR

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Make Sports a Compulsory Subject in Schools and give marks for it: Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Make Sports a Compulsory Subject in Schools and give marks for it: Sports Minister Vijay Goel

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Vijay Goel has said that to impart the desired importance to sports , it is essential that sports is made a compulsory subject at the school level and marks are given to students for their involvement in sports activities. Addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) here today he said, this is also essential to deal with the growing incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases among children. The Minister said that for realizing the full potential of sports, it is essential that we take effective steps to promote it in educational institutions without any further delay.

Shri Goel emphasized that every educational institution should have access to a playfield and basic sports facilities. Such institutions which do not have these facilities should tie up with neighbouring institutions. He said, physical education teachers should be engaged by every school. Standard guidelines should be framed and issued for admission under sports quota, relaxation to sportspersons from attendance and appearance in examinations.

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Medal Winners of RIO Olympics/Paralympics 2016 receive cash award from Sports Minister Vijay Goel

Medal Winners of RIO Olympics/Paralympics 2016 receive cash award from Sports Minister Vijay Goel
Cash award distribution function was held here today for medal winners of Rio Olympics/Paralympics, 2016. Shri Vijay Goel, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports was the chief guest.
In his address, the sports Minister assured the people about the commitment of his government towards the promotion and development of the sports in the country. He assured the all medal winner sportspersons that government would leave no stone unturned in promoting and supporting the all sports in the country.
Shri Vijay Goel presented the cash awards. Amount of cash awards is as follows:

Shri Mariyappan Thangavelu (Gold in High Jump), – 75 Lakhs.
Shri Devendra Jhajharia (Gold in Javelin Throw) – 75 Lakhs
Ms. P.V. Sindhu (Silver in Badminton) – Rs. 50 Lakhs.
Ms. Deepa Malik (Silver in Shot Put) – Rs. 50 Lakhs
Ms. Sakshi Malik (Bronze in Wrestling) – Rs. 30 Lakhs
Shri Varun Singh Bhati (Bronze in High Jump) – Rs. 30 Lakhs

Cash awards were distributed under the Government of India (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports)’s scheme of special awards to medal winners in international sports events. Ms. P.V. Sindhu and Ms. Sakshi Malik could not participate in the event as they are busy with their national / international competitions. On behalf of Sakshi Malik her father received the award.

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Revision of Scheme of National Welfare Fund of Sportspersons

Revision of Scheme of National Welfare Fund of Sportspersons

The National Welfare Fund for sports persons was set up in March, 1982 with a view to assisting outstanding sportspersons of yesteryears, who had brought glory to the country in sports, now living in indigent circumstances,. The scheme was last reviewed and revised in July 2009.

Scheme of National Welfare Fund of Sportspersons has been reviewed again and has been revised extensively.

Under the revised Scheme, amount of annual income for being eligible for getting financial assistance from the Fund has been raised from the existing Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh.

Scope of the Scheme has also been expanded to include more sportspersons for being considered for financial assistance from the Fund.

Quantum of assistance from the Fund has also been substantially enhanced.

Under the revised scheme, sportspersons and family members of the sportspersons living in indigent circumstances will be eligible for following amounts of financial assistance:

(i) Financial assistance may be granted to an outstanding sportsperson now living in indigent circumstances, subject to a maximum of Rs. 5 lakh.

(ii) Financial assistance subject to a maximum of Rs. 10 lakh may be granted to an outstanding sportsperson for injuries sustained during training for and participation in sports competitions.

(iii) Financial assistance not exceeding Rs. 5.00 lakh may be provided to the families of deceased outstanding sportspersons living in indigent circumstances.

(iv) Financial assistance not exceeding Rs. 10 lakh may be provided for medical treatment of an outstanding sportsperson or of any of his/her family members living in indigent circumstances.

(v) Financial assistance not exceeding Rs. 2 lakh may be provided to coaches and support personnel such as sports doctors, sports psychologists, sports mentors, physiotherapists, masseurs who have been attached with national coaching camps for senior category players and national teams (senior category), and umpires, referees and match officials, who have been associated with recognized national championships (senior category) and international tournaments (senior category) in the sports disciplines included in Olympic Games, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games who are living in indigent circumstances or to family members of such deceased support personnel living in indigent circumstances.

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Appointment of meritorious Sportspersons in relaxation of the procedure – regarding

Appointment of meritorious Sportspersons in relaxation of the procedure – regarding.

Immediate

No. 14034/1/2015-Estt.D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 14.07.2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Appointment of meritorious Sportspersons in relaxation of the procedure-regarding.

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The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s OM No. 14015/176-Estt.(D) dated 4th August, 1980 vide which instructions regarding appointment of meritorious sportsmen to Group C and D posts in relaxation of the procedure were circulated. Subsequently, consolidated instructions on incentives for sportspersons were also circulated vide this Department’s OM No. 14034/01/2013-Estt.(D) dated 03.10.2013.

2. All Ministries/Departments are again requested to bring the aforesaid instructions mentioned in the preceding paragraph to the notice of all concerned for appointment of meritorious sportspersons to Central Government Civil posts. Strict compliance of these instructions may be ensured for making appointment of meritorious sportspersons, thereby achieving the desired objectives of encouraging and promoting sports in the country.

(Rakesh Moza)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No.-23040339

All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India
Copy to:
1. The President’s Secretariat, New Delhi.
2. The Vice-Presidents, Secretariat, New Delhi.
3. The Prime Minister’s Office, New Delhi.
4. The Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi.
5. The Najya Sabha Secretariat/Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi.
6. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi.
7. The Secretary Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.
8. The secretary, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi.
9 All attached offices under the Ministry of Personnel, Public, Grievances and Pensions.
10.All Officers and Sections in the Department of Personnel and Training.11.NIC (DOP&T) for placing this Office Memorandum on the Website of DOP&T.

Source: Persmin

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Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons

Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons

Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons in Group-C

G.I., Ministry of Railways, Railway Board Letter No.2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/2/Educational Qualification, dated 10.3.2015

 

Sub : Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of sportspersons in Group-C against sports quota, both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement, against the Non-Technical Popular Categories.

 

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2-12/RR-1/16/Pt.A dated 17.12.2014 (RBE No- 145/2014).

In the aforesaid letter it has been stipulated that the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Office Clerk, Account Clerk, Ticket Collector, Commercial Clerk and Train Clerk under Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), should be 12th (+2 Stage) pass or equivalent, with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

 

2. The question has been raised to whether in the case of sportsperson to be appointed against the post mentioned in pre-para, has to possess minimum of 50% marks in 12th (+2 Stage). The matter has been considered and it has been decided that for recruitment to said posts against sports quota, both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement, the candidate having minimum a pass certificate in 12th Class (+2 Stage) need not be insisted upon and candidates possessing a pass certificate in 12th class (+2 Stage), may also be considered for appointment, provided the other prescribed conditions are satisfied in their case.

3. This issues with approval of Board (MS).

 

Source: NFIR

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Cash incentive to sportspersons

Cash incentive to sportspersons

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that incentive in the form of cash awards under the scheme of ‘Special Awards to Medal Winners in Sports Events and their Coaches’ is given to medal winners and their coaches in international events as per details given below for the sports disciplines included in Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and chess.

Individual Events at Senior Level:

Category : Open category Sports

S. No. Name of the event Gold Medal Silver medal Bronze Medal
1 Olympics Games Rs.75 lakhs Rs.50 lakhs Rs.30 lakhs
2 Asian Games Rs.30 lakhs Rs. 20 lakhs Rs. 10 lakhs
3 Commonwealth Games Rs.30 lakhs Rs. 20 lakhs Rs. 10 lakhs
4 World Championships or World Cup (conducted in Four Year Cycle) / All England Championship of Badminton Rs.40 lakhs

 

Rs. 25 lakhs

 

Rs.15 lakhs

 

5 World Championships / World Cup (Held once in two years) Rs.20 lakhs

 

Rs. 14 lakhs

 

Rs.8 lakhs

 

6 World Championships / World Cup (Held annually) Rs.10 lakhs

 

Rs. 7 lakhs

 

Rs.4 lakhs

 

7 Asian Championships (Held once in 4 years) Rs.15 lakhs

 

Rs. 10 lakhs

 

Rs.5 lakhs

 

8 Asian Championships (Held once in 2 years) Rs.7.5 lakhs

 

Rs. 5 lakhs

 

Rs.2.5 lakhs

 

9 Asian Championships (Held annually) Rs.3.75 lakhs

 

Rs. 2.5 lakhs

 

Rs. 1.25 lakhs

 

10 Commonwealth Championships (Held once in 4 years) Rs.15 lakhs

 

Rs. 10 lakhs

 

Rs.5 lakhs

 

11 Commonwealth Championships (Held once in 2 years) Rs.7.5 lakhs

 

Rs. 5 lakhs

 

Rs.2.5 lakhs

 

12 Commonwealth Championships (Held annualy) Rs.3.75 lakhs

 

Rs. 2.5 lakhs

 

Rs. 1.25 lakhs

 

13 World University Games Rs.3.75 lakhs

 

Rs. 2.5 lakhs

 

Rs. 1.25 lakhs

 

Category: Para-Sports

S. No. Name of the event Gold Medal Silver medal Bronze Medal
1 Paralympics Games (Summer & Winter) Rs.75 lakhs Rs.50 lakhs Rs.30 lakhs
2 Para Asian Games Rs.30 lakhs Rs. 20 lakhs Rs. 10 lakhs
3 Commonwealth Games (Para Athletes) Rs.30 lakhs Rs. 20 lakhs Rs. 10 lakhs
4 IPC World Cup / Championships (Held biennially) Rs.20 lakhs

 

Rs. 14 lakhs

 

Rs.8 lakhs

 

5 IPC World Cup / Championships (Held annually) Rs.10 lakhs

 

Rs. 7 lakhs

 

Rs.4 lakhs

 

Category : Blind Sports

S. No. Name of the event Gold Medal Silver medal Bronze Medal
1 IBSA World Championship Rs.10 lakhs

 

Rs. 7 lakhs

 

Rs.4 lakhs

 

Category: Deaf Sports

S. No. Name of the event Gold Medal Silver medal Bronze Medal
1 Deaflympics Rs.15 lakhs

 

Rs. 10 lakhs

 

Rs.5 lakhs

 

Category : Special Olympics- Sports

S. No. Name of the event Gold Medal Silver medal Bronze Medal
1 Special Olympics (Summer/ Winter Rs.5 lakhs

 

Rs. 3 lakhs

 

Rs.1 lakhs

 

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Sonowal said, in case of Individual events of Junior level, the amount will be one-third of the amount stated above in ‘Open category Sports’ and rounded off to the nearest tens of thousands of Rupees. And, in case of Individual events of Sub-Junior level, the amount will be one-sixth of the amount stated above stated above in ‘Open category Sports’ and rounded off to the nearest tens of thousands of Rupees. Medal winners in team events are given cash awards taking into consideration the strength of the team but it is ensured that a team member does not get less than half of the award money payable to a medal winner in an individual event.

Shri Sonowal said, the Government does not pay any remuneration to the sportspersons representing the country in the international sports events. However, for the participation of Indian sportspersons and teams in international sports events approved by the Ministry at cost to the Government, the Ministry meets the expenditure towards airfare, visa fee, overseas medical insurance, daily allowance, boarding & lodging, competition entry fee etc. Daily Allowance is paid at following rates for all members of the contingent approved at full cost to Government for approved number of days of training / competition plus two days before and one day after (excluding journey time):

a) When Boarding & Lodging is being provided by the Organizers free of cost: 25 % of Daily Allowance as per Government of India rates
b) When National Sports Federation is making its own arrangements: Ceiling of USD 75 per person per day for Lodging and Daily Allowance as per Government of India guidelines
c) When the organizers are making arrangements for Boarding and Lodging on payment: Rates indicated for twin share accommodation in the brochure issued by organizers to be allowed for lodging and 25% of Daily Allowance as per Government of India rates

However, the Ministry paid Daily Allowance / Out of Pocket Allowance @ USD 50 per day per person to sportspersons who represented the country in mega sports events such as Olympics 2012, Asian Games 2014 and Commonwealth Games 2014, the Minister added.

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Government Providing Facilities for sportspersons

Government Providing Facilities for sportspersons

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

11-March, 2015

Facilities for sportspersons

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports provides Special Awards to Medal winners for the medals won in International Sports Events. Medal winners in National Games are not covered in the Ministry’s scheme of Special Awards.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Sonowal said, as Sports is a State subject, the primary responsibility for promotion and development of sports including identification and nurturing of potential talent is that of States. However, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and the Sports Authority of India, an autonomous body under administrative control of the Ministry, supplement the efforts of the States under the following schemes:

I. Schemes being implemented by the Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports

(i) “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan” (RGKA), a centrally sponsored scheme introduced in 2014-15 in place of erstwhile Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan, aims at construction of Integrated Sports Complexes in all block panchayats of the country in a phased manner and providing access to organized sports competitions at block, district, state and national levels.
(ii) Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme, introduced in 2010-11, envisages development of playfields by the State Governments through Playfield Associations, coach development programme through Central and State Governments, creation of infrastructure including laying of artificial turfs for hockey, football and athletics, and construction of multi-purpose hall. Under the Scheme, State Governments, local civic bodies, schools, colleges, universities and sports control boards are eligible for assistance.
(iii) Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations (NSFs) for conduct of National Championships at Senior, Junior, Sub-Junior level for men and women, conduct of international tournaments in India, participation of sportspersons in international sports competitions, organizing coaching camps, engagement of foreign coaches, and procurement of sports equipments.
(iv) National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for various activities including giving assistance to elite athletes, who are medal prospects for their customized and tailor-made training and competition exposure.
(v) Scheme of Human Resource Development in Sports focusses on developing human resources in sports sciences and sports medicine for the overall development of sports and games in the country. The scheme also provides assistance to coaches and referees / judges to upgrade knowledge / accreditation level and assistance for participation in and conduct of seminars in India, etc.
(vi) Scheme of Special Cash Awards for Winners of medals in international sports events and their coaches.
(vii) Scheme of Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons after they retire from active sports career with the objective of providing them financial security and incentivizing sporting achievements.
(viii) Scheme of National Sports Awards, viz, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Awards, Dhyanchand Awards for honouring them for their achievements and contributions as sportspersons and coaches.
(ix) National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons for providing lump sum financial assistance to sportspersons now living in indigent conditions for their medical treatment etc.
(x) Scheme of Sports & Games for Persons with Disabilities for broad-basing of sports among differently-abled sportspersons by way of conduct of training for community coaches, conduct of sports competitions and providing assistance to schools/institutes having differently-abled sportspersons on their rolls for procurement of sports equipments and engagement of coaches on contract basis.

II. Schemes being implemented by Sports Authority of India

(i) National Sports Talent Contest (NSTC): The main objective of the scheme is to identify gifted and talented sportspersons among school children in the age group of 8-14 years.
(ii) Army Boys Sports Companies (ABSC) is implemented in collaboration with the Army. Children in the age group of 8-16 years are imparted scientific training to achieve excellence at national and international levels. The scheme also provides job opportunities in the Indian Army. Similar arrangements are proposed to be made in Central Para-military forces.
(iii) Special Area Games (SAG): This Scheme follows an area-specific approach to scout and nurture talent for modern competitive games and sports from tribal, rural, coastal and hilly areas of the country. The main objective of the scheme is to train talented and meritorious sportspersons in the age group of 12-18 years.

(iv) SAI Training Centres (STC): Under this scheme, talented youth in the age group of 12-18 years are given the option to join the scheme on residential or non-residential basis.

(v) Centres of Excellence (COE): The main objective of this scheme is to identify and train outstanding sportspersons who are medal prospects for the country in international competitions.

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Promotion of Sports/Games

Promotion of Sports/Games

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

10-March, 2015 16:09 IST

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that present day Indian youth are taking keen interest in outdoor as well as indoor games like Football, Hockey, Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling, Table Tennis and Badminton etc.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Sonowal said, promotion and development of specific sports disciplines is mainly the responsibility of the concerned National Sports Federations (NSFs). Government supplements the efforts of the NSFs by providing financial assistance to the NSFs under the Scheme of Assistance to NSFs for various activities such as holding coaching camps for national level sportspersons, zonal and national championships for sub-junior, junior and senior categories, organizing International tournaments in India, training and participation of sportspersons/teams in international tournaments abroad, procurement of sports and sports science equipment and consumables, engagement of foreign coaches/experts to train athletes, etc. as per agreed Long Term Development Plans. During the current financial year, an amount of Rs.185 crore has been allocated under this Scheme. State/UT-wise allocation of funds is not made. Financial assistance given to the NSFs during the last three years and current year is given in Annexure I.

The Minister said, for encouraging youth of the country to take to sports, both for participating in sporting activities and for excelling in sporting competitions in National and International tournaments, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Sports Authority of India (SAI) are implementing a number of other Schemes such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) scheme [formerly Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA)], Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS), National Sports Talent Contest (NSTC) Scheme, Army Boys’ Sports companies (ABSC) Scheme, SAI Training Centers (STC) Scheme, Special Area Games (SAG) Scheme and Centers of Excellence (CoE) Scheme.

Shri Sonowal said, under RGKA, construction of sports complexes is undertaken in each rural block of the country, both for outdoor and indoor sports disciplines, on land measuring about six-seven acres at a cost of Rs. 80 lakh each (Total Rs.1.60 crore). There is also a provision of Rs. 15 lakh for sports equipment to be provided by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

He said, under the USIS, 100% financial assistance is given, subject to stipulated ceilings to State Governments, Local Civic Bodies, Schools, Colleges and Universities under Central/State Governments, and Sports Control Boards for development of Synthetic playing surface (for Hockey, and Athletics) and for Multipurpose Indoor Hall.

He said, RGKA & USIS Schemes are open to the entire population, including youth, and aim at mass participation and broad-basing of Sports. No data of youth benefitted from these schemes is maintained. However, under PYKKA, a total of 67,931 playfields were approved during the currency of the scheme, i.e., from 2008-09 to 2013-14, and a total of 57,839 playfields have been developed out of them. The total participation in PYKKA annual sports competitions was about 1.64 crores during the period. Under USIS, a total of 50 projects have been sanctioned, out of which 3 projects have been completed. State/UT-wise details of funds released under RGKA and USIS during the last three years and the current year are given in Annex II-V.

In the revised budgetary provisions for the current financial year, Rs. 705 crores has been allocated to Department of Sports to meet, inter-alia, the expenditure on promotion and development of sports, the Minister added.

Click here to see Annexure

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Appointment of meritorious Sportspersons in relaxation of the procedure – Dopt Orders

Appointment of meritorious Sportspersons in relaxation of the procedure – Dopt Orders

No.14034/1/2013-Estt(D)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi-110001
Dated 24th December, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Appointment of meritorious Sportspersons in relaxation of the procedure — regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to Paragraph 3 of this Department’s Office Memorandum No.14015/1/76-Estt.(D) dated 4th August, 1980 on the above subject, as under:

Extant of such recruitment

a) Ministries/Departments of Government of India can recruit meritorious sportsmen in any year in relaxation of the recruitment procedure, to the extent that these including all other reservations under existing orders do not exceed 50% of the total number of vacancies proposed to be filled
by direct recruitment.

b) For the purpose of making appointment of meritorious sportsmen, the appointing authorities may at their discretion notify to the Staff Selection Commission, in all cases where the recruitment to the posts have been entrusted to that Commission, vacancies reduced by upto 5% thereof and may fill such vacancies so held back by appointing meritorious sportsmen subject to the overall limitations mentioned in sub-para (a) above.

2. It has come to the notice of this Department that some Ministries/Departments of Government of India are not adhering to / following the above mentioned provisions / instructions scrupulously. Accordingly, all Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the aforesaid instructions mentioned in the preceding paragraph to the notice of all concerned for appointment of meritorious sports persons to Central Government Civil posts.

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(Rakesh Moza)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Railway sports persons are participating in Asian Games to be held at Incheon City of South Korea

78 Railway Players & Coaches Selected to be a Part of the Indian Contingent to Participate in the Forthcoming Asian Games, South Korea

A good numbers of Railway sports persons have found place in the Indian contingent participating in the forth coming Asian Games to be held at Incheon City of South Korea from 19th September to 4th October 2014.

A total number of 78 railway players and coaches have been selected to represent India in Athletics, Cycling hockey, Volleyball, Swimming, Handball, Basketball, Rifle Shooting, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, Wrestling and Archery.

Earlier this year, the railway players as a part of the Indian contingent, at the Commonwealth Games-2014 held at Glasgow in Scotland, from 21st July to 3rd August 2014 bought laurels to the country by bagging many medals. Out of total 64 Medals won by India, Railway players bagged 9 Medals.

The performance of Railway weightlifters and wrestlers in particular has been remarkable. They have contributed two Gold, four Silver and three Bronze Medals.

In addition, four railway sprotspersons received the Arjuna Award-2014 from Hon’ble President of India at a special function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, last month.

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Recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota

Recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota

 

RBE No.95/2012
Clarification/Corrigendum No.28
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2012/E(Sports)/4(1)/Policy Clarifications

New Delhi, 3rd September 2012
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Sub:- Recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota.

Ref:- Railway Board’s letters of even number dated dt. 18.04.2012 (RBE No. 52/2012) & 26.06.2012 (RBE No. 75/2012) and 2010/E(Sports)/4(1)/1(Policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189B/2010).

In continuation of Board’s letters referred to above regarding recruitment of sportspersons on Indian Railways against Sports Quota, following is clarified:-

(i) Instructions issued vide Board’s letter of even number dt. 18.04.2012 (RBE No. 52/2012) will come into effect for all recruitments against sports quota both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement from the year 2013-14 onwards.

(ii) All recruitments against sports quota both through Talent Scouting and Open advertisement for the year 2012-13, will be done as per instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. 2010/E(Sports)/4 (1)/(Policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No.189B/2010), read with modifications issued from time to time.

(iii) Any recruitment against sports quota for the year 2012-13 which has already been completed and conducted by the Railways as per Board’s instructions dated 18.04.2012(RBE No. 75/2012) remains valid.

2. Recruitment against sports quota both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement for the year 2012-13 must be initiated before 3.11.2012 and finalized by 28.02.2013.

3. Receipt of this letter may please be ensured.

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(PARVEZ)
Director, Estt.(Sports)

Source: AIRF & NFIR

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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards Announced

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards Announced

The Government has announced the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards for the year 2012, here today.

A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were considered by Selection Committee consisting of eminent sportspersons and sports administrators; headed by Col Rajya Vardhan Singh Rathore. Based on the recommendations of the Committee and after due scrutiny, the Government has approved to confer awards upon the following sportspersons.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards Announced

A.        Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award -2012:

1. Shri Vijay Kumar Shooting
2. Shri Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling

B.        Arjuna Awards 2012:

Sl. No. Name Discipline
1. Ms. Deepika Kumari Archery
2. Ms. Laishram Bombayla Devi Archery
3. Ms. Sudha Singh Athletics
4 Ms. Kavita Ramdas Raut Athletics
5 Ms. Ashwani Ponnappa Badminton
6 Mr. Parupalli Kashyap Badminton
7 Mr. Aditya S. Mehta Billiards
& Snooker
8 Mr. Vikas Krishan Boxing
9 Mr. Yuvraj Singh Cricket
10 Mr. Sardar Singh Hockey
11 Mr. Yashpal Solanki Judo
12 Mr. Anup Kumar Kabaddi
13 Mr. Samir Suhag Polo
14 Ms. Annu Raj Singh Shooting
15 Mr. Omkar Singh Shooting
16 Mr. Joydeep Karmakar Shooting
17 Ms. Deepika Pallikal Squash
18 Mr. Sandeep Sejwal Swimming
19 Ms. Ng. Sonia Chanu Weightlifting
20 Mr. Narsingh Yadav Wrestling
21 Mr. Rajinder Kumar Wrestling
22 Ms. Geeta Phogat Wrestling
23 Mr. M. Bimoljit Singh Wushu
24 Mrs. Deepa Mallick Athletics –
Paralympics
25 Mr. Ramkaran Singh Athletics –
Paralympics

Normally only one award of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna  is given every year to an individualsportsperson. However, the Scheme provides that this condition can be relaxed in exceptional circumstances viz., winning of an Olympic medal. Like wise for the Arjuna Awards, normally not more than 15 awards are to be given in any calendar year.  However, the Scheme of Arjuna Awards also provides that keeping in view the performance of Indian sportspersons in the Commonwealth, Asian Games and Olympic Games during a particular year, Arjuna Awards exceeding 15 in number may be allowed with proper justification and approval of the Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports.  The Selection Committee noted that 2012 is the Olympic year and India has won 6 medals in the London Olympics, which is country’s best performance in Olympic Games, and recommended that the condition of one award in case of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and 15 awards in case of Arjuna Awards may be relaxed and the number of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Award may be increased from 1 (one) to 2 (two) and Arjun Awards may be increased from 15 (fifteen) to 25 (twenty five). 

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for spectacular performance in the year under consideration; Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for three consecutive years preceding the year of award.

Apart from a medal and a citation, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardees will receive a cash prize of Rs.7.5 lakh each and Arjuna Awardees will receive statuettes, citations and cash prize of Rs.5 lakh each.

The awardees will receive their awards from His Excellency the
President of India at a specially organized function at the Rashtrapati
Bhawan on August 29, 2012.

 

Source: PIB

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Details of Scheme for Out of Turn Promotion for Sportspersons Announced

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

26-July-2012 17:10 IST

Details of Scheme for Out of Turn Promotion for Sportspersons Announced

The Union Cabinet had last week approved a policy to promote sportspersons for excellence in international sports events. As per the policy, upto three out of turn promotions can be given in their service career for winning medals in Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships. The sportsperson winning a medal or more than one medal in a Game/Team Events/Championships in a particular year will be eligible for an out of turn promotion in that year. Further record-breaking medal winning performance in National Games will also be considered for one out of turn promotion during the service career.

This would be in addition to the monetary reward scheme of the Government already in existence for all medal winners in international sports events and their coaches where the quantum of monetary rewards for individuals is upto Rs. 50 lakh for medal winning performance in Olympic Games, Asian Games and World Championships.

The Scheme will be helpful in improving the performance of individual sportsperson and will play a big role in promotion of sports among the masses. The proposed policy covers all the sportspersons working with Central Government Ministries and Department.

The Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has since finalised the Scheme. The details of the Scheme are as under:

OBJECT:
To promote a sportsperson for excellence in sports events by upgradation of the post personal to the sportsperson. Such a post will continue to be upgraded in higher grade till it is vacated by the sportsperson either by his/her subsequent promotion, resignation or on retirement.

TO WHOM APPLICABLE
The Scheme is applicable to all Central Government Civilian Employees and Central Services except Railways Services and services under the control of the Department of Atomic Energy, the erstwhile Department of Electronics, the Department of Space and the Scientific and Technical Services under the Department of Defence Research and Development.

PERFORMANCE TO BE REWARDED BY OUT OF TURN PROMOTION
The medal winning performance in sports events to be eligible for out of tum promotion will be restricted to regular disciplines of

i. Olympic Games,
ii. Commonwealth Games,
iii. Asian Games
iv. World Championships and
v. Record breaking medal winning performance in National Games conducted by Indian Olympic Association in the regular disciplines of Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships.

The Scheme will also cover differently abled sportspersons for equivalent events/games organized for them.

NUMBER OF OUT OF TURN PROMOTION TO BE ALLOWED
A maximum of three out of turn promotion in the entire service career, subject to following conditions can be allowed to sportspersons for excellence in International/National Sports events:

EXCELLENCE IN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS EVENTS.

i. A sportsperson winning Gold, Silver or Bronze or more than one medal in Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships in a particular year will be eligible only for one out of turn promotion in that year.

ii. Only the medal winning performance in aforesaid sports events will be considered for out of turn promotion. If a sportsperson or more than one sportspersons while competing in a discipline in Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships, does not win a medal but gives better performance than the previous national record in the discipline then no out of turn promotion will be allowed.

iii. In case of a team event, a sportsperson will qualify for out of tum promotion only if he has played at least 50% of the matches in the same event. Reserve player, if any, shall not be entitled for any out of tum promotion.

iv. An out of turn promotion be considered for performance as a Coach if he/she has trained a sportsperson or a team which goes on to win a medal in any of the international Games/Championships mentioned in para (i) above. A Coach who is a Government employee will be considered for out of tum promotion even if the sportsperson(s) he/she has trained is not a Government Servant provided he has already intimated his/her office the name of sportsperson(s) or team which have been receiving training from him. In case more than one Coach has trained a sportsperson or a team which eventually wins a medal then only the main Coach, subject to other conditions will be considered for out of turn promotion.

v. The number of out of turn promotions allowed to a Coach will be capped at two with a gap of four years. However, the total number of out of turn promotions allowed to a Coach will not exceed three in the entire career including those given to him/her in the past for performance as a sportsperson.

B. EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL SPORTS EVENTS
In case of National Games conducted by Indian Olympic Association record breaking medal winning performance in an individual discipline would be considered for one out of turn promotion during the entire service career. In case more than one sportsperson gives better performance than the existing national record in the discipline in the same National Games, then all sportspersons winning medals shall be considered for one out of turn promotion.

5. VACANCY
As out of turn promotion to sportsperson is to be allowed by upgradation of post personal to the sportsperson, no separate post will be created for grant of out of turn promotion to a Sportsperson/Coach. Such a post will continue to be upgraded in higher grade till it is vacated by the sportsperson either by his/her subsequent promotion, resignation or on retirement. No out-of-turn promotion shall be granted during the probation period. The out of turn promotion will be granted only in the hierarchy of the post and no level jumping will be allowed.

6. COMPOSITION OF THE DPC
Out of turn promotion would be allowed on regular basis only. The procedure for regular promotion including vigilance clearance should be followed while considering the cases for out of turn promotion. The composition of DPC for grant of out of turn promotion to the sportsperson will be same as that prescribed in the statutory recruitment rules applicable to the post to which promotion is being made.

7. RELAXATION IN QUALIFYING/ELIGIBILITY SERVICE REQUIRED FOR
PROMOTION
The appointing authority for the post prescribed in the relevant recruitment rules shall be competent authority for grant of relaxation from requirement of completing the qualifying service(residency period in the feeder grade), educational qualification, completion of pre-promotion training or any other condition that may be prescribed in the statutory recruitment rules applicable to the promotional post. This shall have prior approval of the Secretary concerned in case of the Ministry/Department and the Head of the organisation in the case of attached and subordinate offices.

8. TIME LIMIT FOR OUT OF TURN PROMOTION
The entitlement of a sportsperson for out of turn promotion may be processed within a period of three months from the date of occurrence of event which entitles him/her for out of turn promotion. It will be responsibility of the concerned administrative Ministry/Department to consider a sportsperson for out of turn promotion within the prescribed time limit.

9. DATE FROM WHICH PROMOTION WILL BE EFFECTIVE
The out of turn promotion will be effective from the date of conclusion of event.

10 FIXATION OF SENIORITY
A sportsperson/Coach appointed to a post/Grade by grant of out of turn promotion in relaxation of provisions of statutory recruitment rules applicable to the post/Grade, will be assigned seniority below all the regular personnel appointed(recruited/promoted) in that particular year.

11. PAY FIXATION
The pay on out of turn promotion of sportsperson will be fixed as in the case of regular promotion.

12. UTILISATION OF SERVICES OF SPORTSPERSON
As far as possible the services of the sportspersons, should be utilised for sports related activities after their active sports career is over, whether it is coaching or other technical areas.

13. POWER TO RELAX
Prior approval of DoP&T is required to be obtained to relax any of the provisions of this scheme.

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