Sports Ministry To Remove Rs 2-Lakh Salary Cap For Indian Coaches

New Delhi: The Sports activities Ministry on Saturday introduced the taking out of the Rs 2 lakh cap on the wage given to Indian coaches coaching elite athletes in a bid to encourage them to supply higher outcomes and appeal to former gamers to turn out to be excessive efficiency trainers.

The announcement got here after the ministry’s determination on Thursday to increase the contracts of all international coaches until September 30 subsequent yr and to make all future hiring — each Indian and international — for a four-year cycle in sync with the Olympics to make sure continuity.

“Several Indian coaches are showing very good results and need to be rewarded for their hard work. The government is also keen to attract the best coaching talent from across the country to train elite athletes and we do not want the cap on compensation to be a deterrent for good coaches to join,” Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju stated in a launch.

“The increased remuneration and longer contract period is also to attract ex-elite athletes into the high performance sporting ecosystem, and to use their experience and skill to train athletes bound for major international competitions, including the Olympics.”

Eminent coaches already working in numerous Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) would even be allowed to affix on deputation and be eligible for the 4-year contract in addition to the upper wage construction.

The remuneration might be selected the premise of the ex-elite athlete’s efficiency as an athlete in addition to his or her success as a coach.

“All new coaches and existing coaches who are given the new contract will be imparting training at National Camps and SAI’s National Center of Excellence (NCOEs), and will be selected jointly by the Sports Ministry and the National Sports Federations,” a ministry launch stated.

Welcoming the transfer, chief nationwide badminton coach Pullela Gopichand stated: “This is a long standing request of the sporting fraternity. I am very happy with the decision because it will give a great boost to the overall sporting ecosystem by attracting many talented coaches and eminent ex-athletes to join the profession.”

The Sports activities Ministry will even resume grassroot-level expertise scouting with an eye fixed on 2028 Olympics when the scenario arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic improves.

The elite Indian coaches/ex athletes, together with these from the PSUs and main sports activities promotion boards might be a part of the Expertise Scouting Committee which might be touring numerous components of the nation to scout uncooked expertise within the age group of 10-15 years.


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