Government provided jobs and other incentives to sportspersons who represented India in Olympics: Anurag Thakur

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There is provision for employment in Central Government for sportspersons who represent India in the Olympics. As per the guidelines of Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T), meritorious sportspersons, including Olympians, are eligible for appointment under Sports Quota with provision for up to 5% reservation in Group C and Group D posts in Central Government Departments. As Sports is a State subject, State Governments follow their own policies for appointment of meritorious sportsperson, including Olympians, in the respective State Governments.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has given cash awards in the form of incentives to Indian sportspersons winning medals in Olympics under the scheme namely “Scheme of Cash Awards to medal winners in International Sport events and their coaches”. The details of cash award disbursed to medal winners’ sportspersons in Olympics 2020 are given bellow.

Details of Cash Award to medal winners of Olympics/Paralympics 2020

S. No.Name of EventName of sportsperson (Ms/Shri/Smt.)DisciplineMedal wonCash award amount (in Rs.)
 Tokyo Olympics, 2020Neeraj ChopraAthleticsGold75,00,000
 Ms SaikhomMirabaiChanuWeight-liftingSilver50,00,000
 Ravi KumarWrestlingSilver50,00,000
 Ms P.V. SindhuBadmintonBronze30,00,000
 Bajrang PuniaWrestlingBronze30,00,000
 Ms LovlinaBorgohainBoxingBronze30,00,000
 Sreejesh P.RHockeyBronze15,00,000
 Dilpreet Singh15,00,000
 Harman Preet Singh15,00,000
 Rupinder Pal Singh15,00,000
 Surender Kumar15,00,000
 Amit Rohidas15,00,000
 Birendra Lakra15,00,000
 Manpreet Singh15,00,000
 Nilakanta Sharma15,00,000
 Hardik Singh15,00,000
 VivekSagar Prasad15,00,000
 Gurjant Singh15,00,000
 Mandeep Singh15,00,000
 Shamsher Singh15,00,000
 Lalit Kumar Upadhyay15,00,000
 Varun Kumar15,00,000
 Simranjeet Singh15,00,000
 Paralympic Games, 2020Ms AvaniLekharaShootingGold and Bronze1,05,00,000
 Pramod BhagatBadmintonGold75,00,000
 Krishna NagarBadmintonGold75,00,000
 Manish NarwalShootingGold75,00,000
 Yogesh KathuniyaAthleticsSilver50,00,000
 Nishad KumarAthleticsSilver50,00,000
 Praveen KumarAthleticsSilver50,00,000
 Devendra JhajhariaAthleticsSilver50,00,000
 SinghrajAdhanaShootingSilver and Bronze80,00,000
 Ms BhavinaPatelaTable TennisSilver50,00,000
 Harvinder SinghArcheryBronze30,00,000
 Sharad KumarAthleticsBronze30,00,000
 Sundar Singh GurjarAthleticsBronze30,00,000
 Manoj SarkarBadmintonBronze30,00,000

The list of Olympians who have been given jobs in Sports Authority of India (SAI) which is an autonomous organisation under the aegis of Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is enclosed bellow.

S. No.RegionName of the CoachDisciplineGR (level of coach)DOBDOJ
1Head OfficeSh. GaganUllalmath A.P
SwimmingAsst. Coach08-01-199202-09-2021
2LucknowSh. Ram Singh Yadav
AthleticsAsst. Coach07-10-198006-05-2019
3BangaloreMs. Jaisha OP (Olympian)AthleticsAsst. Coach23-05-198304-04-2019
4KolkataSh. Inderpal Singh (Olympian)RowingAsst. Coach02-03-197503-04-2019
5SonepatSh. Majhi Sawaiyan (Olympian)ArcheryAsst. Coach23-12-198101-04-2019
6BangaloreMs. Ashwini AkkunjiChidananda
AthleticsAsst. Coach04-10-198729-03-2019
7BangaloreSh. Surendra Singh
AthleticsAsst. Coach01-10-197805-02-2019
8BangaloreMs. Vardhineni Pranitha (Olympian)ArcheryCoach21-07-199023-10-2013
9BangaloreSh. Gurmeet Singh (Olympian)AthleticsCoach01-07-198514-10-2013
10BangaloreMs. Sahana Kumari (Olympian)AthleticsCoach06-03-198106-09-2013
11LNCPESh Paulose P. Thomas (Olympian)RowingSr. Coach21-05-197706-06-2013
12KolkataMs. Reena Kumari (Olympian)ArcheryCoach15-01-198421-05-2013
13DelhiSh. SatyadevPrashad (Olympian)ArcherySr. Coach19-09-197910-04-2013
14LucknowSh Narender Singh Bisht (Olympian)BoxingCoach01-04-196625-03-2013
15BangaloreSh. John William Francis (Olympian)BoxingCoach20-04-196521-03-2013
16NS NISMs. Diviya (Olympian)JudoCoach01-08-198421-03-2013
17NS NISMs. Garima Chaudhary (Olympian)JudoCoach02-04-199021-03-2013
18DelhiMs. Savita Punia
19NS NISMs. Rani (Olympian)HockeySr. Coach04-12-199426-10-2015
20DelhiSh. Varun Singh Bhati
21BangaloreSh. Mariyappan T
AthleticsCh. Coach28-06-199527-12-2018
22DelhiSh. Ankur Dhama
AthleticsAsst. Coach07-07-199426-12-2018
23DelhiSh. Sharad Kumar
24SonepatSh. Amit Kumar Saroha (Paralympian)AthleticsAsst. Coach12-01-198511-11-2016
25BangaloreSh. Surjeet Singh
AthleticsAsst. Coach20-01-197318-02-2016
26SonepatSh. Jaideep (Paralympian)AthleticsAsst. Coach30-12-198903-02-2016
27GandhinagarSh. Rajinder Singh Rahelu (Paralympian)WeightliftingSr. Coach22-07-197327-08-2015
28BangaloreSh. Girisha H.N (Paralympian)AthleticsSr. Coach26-01-198808-05-2015

Under the vertical “Utilization and Creation of Sports Infrastructure” of the Khelo India Scheme, 267 sports infrastructure projects of various types have been sanctioned across the country which cater to all categories of citizens, including for the purpose of training of sportspersons for the international multi-sport events such as Asian games, Commonwealth games, Olympic games etc. Further, 237 sports academies are accredited under “Support to National/Regional/State Sports Academies” vertical of Khelo India Scheme.

This information was given by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Thursday.


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