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Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports: Budget Proposals 2016-17

  The total budget allocation (Plan) for BE 2016-17 for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports  is Rs.1400 crores and Rs. 192 crore Non-Plan. The department wise break-up of the same is as under:

(Rs. in crore)

Department Budget Estimates 2016-17
  Plan Non-Plan
Youth Affairs 500.00 96.00
Sports 900.00 96.00
Total 1400.00 192.00

Department of Youth Affairs

        The Department of Youth Affairs had 10 major schemes upto 2015-16 and from the financial year 2016-17 the 8 schemes have been put under one umbrella scheme and two existing schemes have been kept separate.  Now the three major scheme are as under:

  1. Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran (RaYS)Karyakram’ an umbrella scheme  with an allocation of Rs. 350 crore containing the following schemes :-

(a)      Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS)

(b)      National Youth Corps (NYC)

(c)      National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development (NPYAD)

(d)      International Cooperation

(e)      Youth Hostels (YH)

(f)       Assistance to Scouting & Guiding Organisations

(g)      National Discipline Scheme (NDS)

(h)      National Young Leaders Programme (NYLP)

  1. National Service Scheme (NSS) (Rs.120 crores)
  2. .     Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) (Rs.30 crores)

The total allocation for BE -2015-16 was Rs.384 crore which was Rs.369.38 crores at RE 2015-16.  For the next financial i.e. BE – 2016-17 has been kept as Rs. 500 crore. The allocation of funds has been increased in BE -2016-17.  Similarly the Non-Plan provision at BE– 2015-16 was Rs. 75 crore which was  Rs.84 crore at RE – 2015 -16 stage.  For BE -2016-17 the provision has been kept at Rs.96 crore which shows there is an increase in allocation as compared to RE- 2015-16.

Department of Sports

Department of Sports is having in all 21 schemes at present which have been merged under three  umbrella schemes from the year 2016-17, namely,

  1. Sports Institutions an umbrella scheme with the following allocation [Rs.453.30 crores (Plan) and Rs.92.60 crores (Non-Plan), containing the following schemes:-

(a)      Sports Authority of India

(b)      Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education

(c)      National Dope Testing laboratory

(d)      National Anti Doping Agency

(e)      World Doping Agency

(f)       Indian Institute of Sports Science and Research

(g)      National Institute of Sports Coaching

(h)      Sports Universities in the North East

  1. Encouragement and Awards to Sportsperson [Rs.231.00 crores (Plan) and Rs.2.80 crores (Non-Plan), containing the following schemes:-

(a)      Special Cash Awards,

(b)      Awards (Arjuna, Dhyanchand and Dronacharya)

(c)      Pension to Meritorious Sports Persons

(d)      Assistance to National Sports Federations

(e)      Human Resource Development in Sports

(f)       National Sports Development Fund

(g)      Promotion of Sports among Disabled

(h)      National Welfare Fund for Sports Persons

III.     Khelo India National Programme for Development of Sports [Rs.215.70 crores (Plan)], there are following schemes:-

(a)      Khelo India (on merger of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan(RGKA), Urban Sports Infrastructure    Scheme (USIS) and National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS)

(b)      SAI Stadia Renovation

(c)      National Physical Fitness Programme-Resource Centre at LNIPE Gwalior

(d)      Scheme for Identification and Nurturing of Sporting Talent in the country

(e)      Enhancement of Sports facility in J&K

The allocation for Department of Sports for BE 2015-16 was Rs.1005.48 crore (Plan) and Rs.76.65 crore (Non-Plan).  The RE-2015-16 (Plan) was kept at Rs.835.62 crore. As mentioned above a new scheme `Khelo India’ a central sector scheme has been formulated on merger of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA), Urban Sports Infrastructure Scheme (USIS) and National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) with a provision of Rs. 140 crore during 2016-17.  The Non-Plan provision at RE -2015 -16 was Rs. 82 crore for meeting expenditure on salaries. The BE 2016-17 (Plan) allocation is Rs.900 crores which is slightly higher as compared to RE-2015-16 and the Non-Plan provision has been kept as Rs.96 crore at BE 2016-17.