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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
01 JUL 2019 1:24PM by PIB Delhi
Harnessing Experience of Retired Persons in Sports

Pension of sportspersons has been doubled with effect from 1.4.2018 under the Scheme  of ‘Sports fund for Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons’. After doubling the pension amount is as below:

 

S. No.

Category

Monthly Pension

(Rs.)

1

Medallists at the Olympic Games  / Para Olympic Games

20,000

2

Gold medallists at the World Cup/World Championship (which are held once in 4 years) in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines

16,000

3

Silver and Bronze medallists at the World Cup in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines

14,000

4

Gold medallists of the Asian/ Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games

14,000

5

Silver and Bronze medallists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games/ Para Asian Games

12,000

 

Retired sportspersons are provided service opportunities against sports quota in Central Government and its entities.  Retired sportspersons are also supported to set up academies and coaching facilities under National Sports Development Fund. 

This Information was given by the Minister of State (I/C) Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today

 

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