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Friday, 20 July 2018

Scheme of 'Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons'

Scheme of 'Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons'

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Pension to Sportspersons

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that government gives lifelong pension under the Scheme of 'Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons', sportspersons who have won medals for the country in the international competitions only and have retired from active sports. In a written reply in Lok Sabha today, the Minister said at present, 588 Sportspersons are getting pension. The rate of pension has been revised with effect from 1.4.2018. The rate of pension has been doubled of the rates of pension existing earlier.

The revised rates of pension with effect from 1.4.2018 are as under:
S. No.Category of meritorious sportspersonsRate of Pension
(Rs./per month)
1Medallists at the Olympic Games / Para Olympic Games20,000
2Gold medallists at the World Cup/World Championship* in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines16,000
3Silver and Bronze medallists at the World Cup in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines14,000
4Gold medallists of the Asian/ Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games14,000
5Silver and Bronze medallists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games/ Para Asian Games12,000
* World Cup/World Championship held once in four year only shall be considered.

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