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Government of India
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
16 DEC 2021 4:13PM by PIB Delhi
Government has provided jobs and other incentives to sportspersons who represented India in the Olympics: Shri Anurag Thakur

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 Event

Name of sportsperson (Ms/Shri/Smt.)

Discipline

Medal won

Cash award amount (in Rs.)

  1.  

Tokyo Olympics, 2020

Neeraj Chopra

Athletics

Gold

75,00,000

  1.  

Ms SaikhomMirabaiChanu

Weight-lifting

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

Ravi Kumar

Wrestling

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

Ms P.V. Sindhu

Badminton

Bronze

30,00,000

  1.  

Bajrang Punia

Wrestling

Bronze

30,00,000

  1.  

Ms LovlinaBorgohain

Boxing

Bronze

30,00,000

  1.  

Sreejesh P.R

Hockey

Bronze

15,00,000

  1.  

Dilpreet Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

Harman Preet Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

Rupinder Pal Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

Surender Kumar

15,00,000

  1.  

Amit Rohidas

15,00,000

  1.  

Birendra Lakra

15,00,000

  1.  

Manpreet Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

Sumit

15,00,000

  1.  

Nilakanta Sharma

15,00,000

  1.  

Hardik Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

VivekSagar Prasad

15,00,000

  1.  

Gurjant Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

Mandeep Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

Shamsher Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

15,00,000

  1.  

Varun Kumar

15,00,000

  1.  

Simranjeet Singh

15,00,000

  1.  

Paralympic Games, 2020

Ms AvaniLekhara

Shooting

Gold and Bronze

1,05,00,000

  1.  

SumitAntil

Athletics

Gold

75,00,000

  1.  

Pramod Bhagat

Badminton

Gold

75,00,000

  1.  

Krishna Nagar

Badminton

Gold

75,00,000

  1.  

Manish Narwal

Shooting

Gold

75,00,000

  1.  

Yogesh Kathuniya

Athletics

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

Nishad Kumar

Athletics

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

MariyappanThangavelu

Athletics

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

Praveen Kumar

Athletics

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

Devendra Jhajharia

Athletics

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

SuhashYathiraj

Badminton

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

SinghrajAdhana

Shooting

Silver and Bronze

80,00,000

  1.  

Ms BhavinaPatela

Table Tennis

Silver

50,00,000

  1.  

Harvinder Singh

Archery

Bronze

30,00,000

  1.  

Sharad Kumar

Athletics

Bronze

30,00,000

  1.  

Sundar Singh Gurjar

Athletics

Bronze

30,00,000

  1.  

Manoj Sarkar

Badminton

Bronze

30,00,000

 

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.

Region

Name of the Coach

Discipline

GR (level of coach)

DOB

DOJ

1

Head Office

Sh. GaganUllalmath A.P
(Olympian)

Swimming

Asst. Coach

08-01-1992

02-09-2021

2

Lucknow

Sh. Ram Singh Yadav
(Olympian)

Athletics

Asst. Coach

07-10-1980

06-05-2019

3

Bangalore

Ms. Jaisha OP (Olympian)

Athletics

Asst. Coach

23-05-1983

04-04-2019

4

Kolkata

Sh. Inderpal Singh (Olympian)

Rowing

Asst. Coach

02-03-1975

03-04-2019

5

Sonepat

Sh. Majhi Sawaiyan (Olympian)

Archery

Asst. Coach

23-12-1981

01-04-2019

6

Bangalore

Ms. Ashwini AkkunjiChidananda
(Olympian)

Athletics

Asst. Coach

04-10-1987

29-03-2019

7

Bangalore

Sh. Surendra Singh
(Olympian)

Athletics

Asst. Coach

01-10-1978

05-02-2019

8

Bangalore

Ms. Vardhineni Pranitha (Olympian)

Archery

Coach

21-07-1990

23-10-2013

9

Bangalore

Sh. Gurmeet Singh (Olympian)

Athletics

Coach

01-07-1985

14-10-2013

10

Bangalore

Ms. Sahana Kumari (Olympian)

Athletics

Coach

06-03-1981

06-09-2013

11

LNCPE

Sh Paulose P. Thomas (Olympian)

Rowing

Sr. Coach

21-05-1977

06-06-2013

12

Kolkata

Ms. Reena Kumari (Olympian)

Archery

Coach

15-01-1984

21-05-2013

13

Delhi

Sh. SatyadevPrashad (Olympian)

Archery

Sr. Coach

19-09-1979

10-04-2013

14

Lucknow

Sh Narender Singh Bisht (Olympian)

Boxing

Coach

01-04-1966

25-03-2013

15

Bangalore

Sh. John William Francis (Olympian)

Boxing

Coach

20-04-1965

21-03-2013

16

NS NIS

Ms. Diviya (Olympian)

Judo

Coach

01-08-1984

21-03-2013

17

NS NIS

Ms. Garima Chaudhary (Olympian)

Judo

Coach

02-04-1990

21-03-2013

18

Delhi

Ms. Savita Punia
(Olympian)

Hockey

Coach

11-07-1990

17-12-2018

19

NS NIS

Ms. Rani (Olympian)

Hockey

Sr. Coach

04-12-1994

26-10-2015

20

Delhi

Sh. Varun Singh Bhati
(Paralympian)

Athletics

Coach

22-03-2021

22-03-2021

21

Bangalore

Sh. Mariyappan T
(Paralympian)

Athletics

Ch. Coach

28-06-1995

27-12-2018

22

Delhi

Sh. Ankur Dhama
(Paralympian)

Athletics

Asst. Coach

07-07-1994

26-12-2018

23

Delhi

Sh. Sharad Kumar
(Paralympian)

Athletics

Coach

01-03-1992

20-12-2018

24

Sonepat

Sh. Amit Kumar Saroha (Paralympian)

Athletics

Asst. Coach

12-01-1985

11-11-2016

25

Bangalore

Sh. Surjeet Singh
(Paralympian)

Athletics

Asst. Coach

20-01-1973

18-02-2016

26

Sonepat

Sh. Jaideep (Paralympian)

Athletics

Asst. Coach

30-12-1989

03-02-2016

27

Gandhinagar

Sh. Rajinder Singh Rahelu (Paralympian)

Weightlifting

Sr. Coach

22-07-1973

27-08-2015

28

Bangalore

Sh. Girisha H.N (Paralympian)

Athletics

Sr. Coach

26-01-1988

08-05-2015

 

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 SportsShri Anurag Thakur in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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