In a major step for the welfare of Sportspersons, Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the upward revision of pension to meritorious Sportspersons. Under the revision, the rate of pension has been doubled of the existing rate of pension on winning medals in international sports events. The new rates of pension are as follows: –
|Category of meritorious pension||Amount in Rs.|
|Medallist at the Olympic/Para-Olympic Games||Rs.20,000/-|
|Gold medallist at World Cup/World Championship (in Olympic/Asian Games disciplines)||Rs.16,000/-|
|Silver/Bronze medallist at World Cup/World Championship (in Olympics / Asian Games disciplines)
Gold medallist in Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games
|Silver and Bronze medallist in Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games||Rs.12,000/-|
- The rate of pension of medal winners in the Para-Olympics Games and Para Asian Games will be at par with the medal winners in the Olympic Games and Asian Games respectively.
- World Championships held once in four years will only be considered for pension.
- It is highlighted in the revised scheme that the sportsperson should retire from active sports career and attaining the age of 30 years at the time of applying pension under the scheme. An undertaking to this effect will be given by the sportsperson in the application form itself and the same has also been confirmed from SAI while forwarding application for verification of achievements of the applicant.
- In the case of existing pensioners, the revision in rate of pension will be effective from 1st April 2018.