On Monday, the sports Ministry announced to spend Rs 190 crore on athletes preparing for the upcoming commonwealth games and Asian Games to strengthen training, foreign exposure, equipment, and staff support development.
The decision has been made after detailed discussions with 33 NSFs on their forthcoming competition and training calendar for 2022-23, – as per the sports ministry statement.
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh added: Financial assistance will no longer remain a barrier behind the development of the athlete’s training, in which the complete fund’s aid will be given.
Remuneration Has Been Raised Significantly
The ministry concluded the ACTCs Annual Calendar of Training & Competitions for 33 sports disciplines and kept ₹ 259 crores earmarked for the financial year 2022-23 as an aid to various NSFs. Of this, ₹ 190 crores will be spent on athletes for the preparations for Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
Taking sports as a top-notch priority, NSFs procured a raise to ₹ 51 lakh assistance for organizing the National championship. A raise of ₹30 lakh from ₹22 lakh has been reported for general category sports.
Under the revised norms, quantum assistance to NSFs for organizing national championships was raised to Rs.51 lakh for high priority, priority, and traditional sports. For general category sports, it has been raised to ₹30 lakh from ₹22 lakh (earlier uniform for all categories).
In order to uplift the NSFs to formulate more global events in India, funds aid has been escalated to ₹ 1 crore from ₹30 lakh. As per reports- To build qualified support personnel, remuneration has been increased significantly. Remittance hikes to ₹ 2 lakh per month from ₹ 1 Lakh per month for Sports Doctors and doctors. Head physiotherapists and physiotherapists from ₹ 80,000 to get 2 lakh per month and up to ₹ 1.5 lakh per month respectively.