New Delhi: The Sports activities Ministry is planning an enormous hike within the prize cash for the Nationwide Sports activities Awards, a proposal which, as soon as permitted, will result in Khel Ratna awardees getting Rs 25 lakh whereas leaving the Arjuna winners richer by Rs 15 lakh.
At the moment, the Khel Ratna comes with a money prize of Rs 7.5 lakh, whereas the Arjuna awardees get Rs 5 lakh.
It has been learnt that the ministry is busy giving last touches to the proposal after which Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju will make a proper announcement by August 29 — the Nationwide Sports activities Day when the annual honours are given away yearly.
“The prize money of National Sports Awards is set to be increased significantly. A proposal in this regard has already been made. The minister actively pushed for it after athletes complained that the prize money of sports awards is too less,” a Sports activities Ministry supply instructed PTI.
“The proposal is still under consideration and if accepted by the government, the new cash rewards will be given from this year itself.”
Nevertheless, when contacted Sports activities Secretary Ravi Mittal, stated he was not conscious of any such improvement.
“I am not aware. I don’t know anything,” Mittal stated when reached for a remark.
The prize cash for Dhyanchand and Dronacharya (Lifetime) awards can even be elevated from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.
In response to the proposal, the money reward for the common Dronacharya award, which is presently the identical because the one for lifetime achievement, is about to be elevated to Rs 10 lakh.
If carried out earlier than August 29, the federal government must shell out a hefty quantity as an unprecedented 62 have been really helpful by the Sports activities Ministry’s choice committee for this 12 months’s Nationwide Sports activities Awards.
Whereas star cricketer Rohit Sharma, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, girls’s hockey Rani Rampal, paddler Manika Batra and Rio Paralympic gold-winning excessive jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu had been a part of an unprecedented 5 picked for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, a whopping 29 others had been really helpful for the Arjuna award on Tuesday.
Apart from, 13 coaches have been really helpful for the Dronacharya award whereas 15 names been short-listed for the Dhyan Chand honour.
The ultimate record will, nonetheless, come out solely after the minister approves it.
The prize cash of Nationwide Sports activities Awards was final elevated in 2009.
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