Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons

Posted On: 28 NOV 2019 4:37PM by PIB Delhi

The salient features of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS) are as follows :

(i)      To provide suitable assistance to outstanding sportspersons now living in indigent circumstances;

(ii)     To provide suitable assistance to outstanding sportspersons injured during the period of their training for competitions and also during the competitions, depending on the nature of the injury;

(iii)    To provide suitable assistance to outstanding sportspersons who bring glory to the country in international sports field and who are disabled as an after effect of their strenuous training or otherwise and to provide them assistance for medical treatment;

(iv)    To provide suitable assistance to promote welfare of outstanding sportspersons generally in order to alleviate distress among them and their dependents in indigent circumstances.

Funds are not sanctioned/released under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons scheme area-wise. Information of funds sanctioned to athletes under the scheme during each of the last three and current year (as on 25.11.2019) is at Annexure-1.

The financial help is provided to athletes depending upon their financial and medical conditions. The information of funds provided to athletes during the period under question is at Annexure-1.

 

Annexure - 1

 

Year

S.

No.

Name of sportsperson/ organization

Sports discipline

Purpose for financial  assistance

State/UT to which beneficiary belongs

Amount paid

(in Rs.)

2016-17

1

Shri Mohd. Shahid

Hockey

Medical Treatment

Uttar Pradesh

10,00,000

 

2

Shri Bir Bahadur Singh

Football

Ameliorating financial condition

Telangana

 2,00,000

 

3

Ms Preeti Beniwal

Boxing

For Medical Treatment

Haryana

 85,000

Total :

12,85,000

2017-18

4

Shri Mohammad Habib

Football

Medical Treatment

Andhra Pradesh

5,00,000

 

5

Shri N.K. Mishra

volleyball

Ameliorating financial condition

Rajasthan

 5,00,000

 

6

Shri Kaur Singh

Boxing

Ameliorating financial condition

Punjab

 5,00,000

 

7

Family of Late Ms Nitisha Negi

Football

Financial assistance to family

Delhi

5,00,000

 

8

Ms Gohela Boro

Archery

Medical Treatment

Assam

3,37,500

 

9

Family of Late Master Praveen, hockey trainee at STC Bhopal

Hockey

Financial assistance to family

Haryana

2,00,000

Total :

25,37,500

2018-19

10

Shri N. Brij Kishore

Gymnastic

Medical treatment

Telangana

 6,00,000

 

11

Family of Shri Sumit Rabha, football player

Football

Medical treatment

Assam

 5,00,000

 

12

Ms Khaidem Kalambia Chanu

Fencing

Medical treatment

Assam

 5,00,000

 

13

Shri Lakshmi Kanta Das

Weightlifting

Medical treatment

West Bengal

2,00,000

 

14

Shri Limba Ram

Archery

Medical treatment

Rajasthan

5,00,000

 

15

Ms Gohela Boro

Archery

Medical treatment

Assam

 5,00,000

 

16

Shri Ashok Soren

archery

Ameliorating financial condition

Jharkhand

 5,00,000

 

17

Ms Garima Joshi

Athletics

Medical treatment

Uttrakhand

 5,00,000

 

18

Shri Prem Lal

Wrestling

Medical treatment

Delhi

5,00,000

 

19

Shri Hakam Singh

Athletics

Medical treatment

Punjab

10,00,000

 

20

Ms Vandana Suryavanshi

Judo

Ameliorating financial condition

Madhya Pradesh

3,00,000

 

21

Shri G. Lakshaman

Athletics

Ameliorating financial condition

Kerala

10,00,000

Total :

66,00,000

2019-20

22

Shri Limba Ram Ahari

Archery

Medical treatment

Rajasthan

5,00,000

 

23

Shri Madasu Srinivas Rao

Badminton (Para)

Ameliorating financial condition

Andhra Pradesh

5,00,000

 

24

Ms Chandro Devi Tomar

Shooting

Medical treatment

Uttar Pradesh

5,00,000

 

25

Shri Renjith Maheshwari

Athletics (Para)

Medical treatment

Tamil Nadu

2,20,000

 

26

Ms Veera Pal Kaur

Athletics

Medical treatment

Punjab

1,50,000

 

27

Ms Mithula U.K.

Badminton

Medical treatment

Karnataka

10,00,000

 

28

Shri J. Pitchayya

Ball badminton

Medical treatment

Telangana

5,00,000

 

29

Shri Ansh Yadav

Athletics

Medical treatment

Uttar Pradesh

10,00,000

 

30

Ms Inshah Bashir

Basketball (Para)

Medical treatment

Jammu & Kashmir

50,000

 

31

Shri Sanjay Singh

Wushu

Medical treatment

Haryana

1,00,000

 

32

Ms Saly George

Volleyball

Ameliorating financial condition

Kerala

2,50,000

 

33

Ms Gohela Boro

Archery

Medical Treatment

Assam

1,62,415

Total :

49,32,415

Grand Total :

1,53,54,915

               

 

Monthly pension is also being given from ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons’ to the following sportspersons of yesteryears:

 

S. No.

Name of yesteryear sportsperson

State/UT to which beneficiary belongs

Monthly pension (in Rs.)

1

Smt. Bhagwan Devi

Delhi

10,000

2

Smt. Nilima Vasant Ponkhe

Maharashtra

8,000

3

Shri H.L.P rabhakar

Karnataka

8,000

4

Shri O.K. Sathyan

Kerala

8,000

5

Shri V. Govardan

Kerala

8,000

6

Shri N. Jayaraman

Kerala

8,000

7

Shri P. Ravindran

Kerala

8,000

8

Smt. RitikaDhar

West Bengal

8,000

9

Smt. JaspreetKaur

Punjab

10,000

10

Shri  Samar Banerjee

West Bengal

8,000

11

Shri Robin Hazra

West Bengal

8,000

12

Shri Nikhil Kumar Nandi

West Bengal

8,000

13

Shri E. Rama KrishaRao

Karnataka

8,000

 

This Information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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TFK



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