Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has announced that elite athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games will receive a stipend of Rs 50,000/month to meet their expenses. The government has selected 152 elite athletes under the Target Olympic Podium scheme.
Rathore's announcement came after examining the recommendation of the Olympic Task Force, headed by Abhinav Bindra, The ministry has chosen 152 elite athletes under the Target Olympic Podium scheme and all the athletes will benefit from this decision.
The stipend will be paid with effect from September 1. "MYAS @IndiaSports announces Rs 50k/month pocket allowance for 152 elite athletes preparing for Tokyo/CWG/Asian Games. Athletes first, always!" Rathore wrote on the official Twitter handle.
MYAS @IndiaSports announces Rs 50k/month pocket allowance for 152 elite athletes preparing for Tokyo/CWG/Asian Games. Athletes first,always!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 15, 2017
The sports ministry has been in contact with all the athletes selected under the scheme to formulate a training and competition exposure plan and to provide any further assistance required for preparation for the prestigious competitions.
The allowance applies wef 1 Sep 2017 & is purely for pocket expenses of elite athletes.Committed to providing all resources to our champions— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 15, 2017
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