Sports Ministry approves upward revision of pension to meritorious sportspersons

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the upward revision of pension to meritorious sportspersons. Under the revision, the rate of pension has been doubled of the existing rate of pension on winning medals in international sports events.

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the upward revision of pension to meritorious sportspersons. Under the revision, the rate of pension has been doubled of the existing rate of pension on winning medals in international sports events. Silver and Bronze medallist in Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games will get Rs.12,000.

World Championships held once in four years will only be considered for pension. It is highlighted in the revised scheme that the sportsperson should retire from active sports career and attaining the age of 30 years at the time of applying pension under the scheme. An undertaking to this effect will be given by the sportsperson in the application form itself and the same has also been confirmed from SAI while forwarding application for verification of achievements of the applicant.

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