Ministry provides financial assistance to the former and present national level sportspersons through ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons’ scheme: Kiren Rijiju
This Ministry is implementing the Scheme of ‘Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS). Amongst other objectives, the scheme provides suitable financial assistance to the former and present national level sportspersons. The Scheme provides assistance to sportspersons living in indigent conditions, for treatment of injury during training and competitions, welfare of the sportspersons, procurement of sports equipment and participation in events etc. The details of the scheme are available in the website of the Ministry i.e. http://yas.nic.in/sports/national-welfare-fund-sportspersons-0. Further, Ministry is implementing ‘Scheme of Sports Fund for Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons’ to provide additional financial security to sportspersons, post retirement from active sports career in the form of life-time pension ranging from Rs 12,000 to Rs 20,000 per month for winning medals in Olympic Games, World Cup in Olympics and Asian Games Disciplines, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Para-Olympic Games.
This information was given by Union Minister of State (IC) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.