Akhilesh announces big cash awards, pensions and employment for award-winning sportspersons

Uttar Pradesh has produced many great sportsmen and respects them. UP believes in retention of sportsmen and acknowledge their work by proving them with facilities to encourage their sport.

Akhilesh Yadav announces big cash awards, pensions and employment for award-winning sportspersons

Akhilesh Yadav announces big cash awards, pensions and employment for award-winning sportspersons

The Uttar Pradesh government has unveiled a new sports policy which entails a number of steps aimed at benefitting sportspersons from the state. Recently Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced a monthly pension of Rs. 20,000 to each recipient of Dronacharya Award, Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Awards.

The state government also proposed to directly recruit as gazetted officers sportsmen from the state who have won medals in international events. For this, 49 posts in different departments have been identified.

The policy would do away with discretion and create transparency in the provision of employment in the government sector through well-defined criteria for sportspersons who win medals in recognized international competitions, or for outstanding sportspersons of international repute who have represented India.

The new policy also creates incentives for the coaches and institutions that produce medal-winners.

The policy would also entail substantial increases in cash rewards for medal winners at international events, winners of government sports awards and assistance for institutions producing champions.

Akhilesh announced a hike in financial assistance to state level players from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000 per month and also ensured better facilities and improve sports infrastructure in the state.

National players will now get financial assistance of Rs 6,000, up from earlier Rs 3,000 per month. International players will now get enhanced assistance of Rs 10,000 per month from earlier Rs 5,000.

The Rani Lakshmibai award – Rs 50,000 cash, bronze statue of Rani Lakshmibai and a citation – for women sportspersons was awarded to Sudha Singh (athletics), Shradha Dixit (taekwando), Ranjana Gupta (shooting), Sthawi Asthana (horse riding), Indu Gupta (handball), Megha Saraswat (soft tennis) and veteran Olympian Razia Zaidi (hockey). Male sportspersons were given Laxman award.

The awardees are Devesh Kumar (gymnastics), Himanshu Tiwari (swimming), Chadraoday (athletics), Ravikant Mishra (tennis ball cricket), Ram Asrey Yadav (Judo), Anirudh Singh (shooting), Atul Shri Patel (soft tennis), Tushar Khandekar (hockey) and Ajit Kumar Singh (shooting).

The Uttar Pradesh government hiked the award money to be given to sportspersons from the state who win medals in the forthcoming Olympics. Gold medal winners will get Rs.6 crore, silver medal winners Rs.4 crore and those winning bronze medals Rs. 2 crore.

This will boost the morale of the youngsters and very soon Uttar Pradesh would turn into a sporting hub with international sporting facilities on a par with the best in the country.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Author:

Aspiring Media Enthusiast, Cricket Tragic, Football Fanatic, Avid Reader, Amateur Photographer & Wannabe Sports Writer.

Cricket

Kathiwada Arts and Sports: Auction featuring sports memorabilia

Kathiwada Arts and Sports: Auction featuring sports memorabilia

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 5th, 2016

Kathiwada Arts and Sports which is a part of the prestigious Kathiwada Foundation will be curating their very own brand of auctioneering starting with sports me ..

Football

Indian players spend maximum time on field in ISL 2016

Indian players spend maximum time on field in ISL 2016

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 7th, 2016

Indian players have done well for themselves in the Hero Indian Super League with Delhi Dynamos defender Souvik Chakraborty emerging as the only player to featu ..

Tennis

Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Agut and Borna Coric confirm their participation

Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Agut and Borna Coric confirm their participation

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 29th, 2016

Chennai:  The 22nd edition of the Aircel Chennai Open promises to be a world class affair, with two more tennis heavyweights confirming their presence for the ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Uncertainty remains over future of Tyson Fury

Uncertainty remains over future of Tyson Fury

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on October 27th, 2016

Having gone from Heavyweight Champion to the fallen giant in just a matter of months, the future of Tyson Fury remains up in the air, with many questioning whet ..

Other Sports

PUMA hosts Asafa Powell along with PT Usha, Milkha Singh and many more Indian athletes

PUMA hosts Asafa Powell along with PT Usha, Milkha Singh and many more Indian athletes

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 18th, 2016

The Fastest Sportswear brand – PUMA hosted one of the fastest sprinters on the planet- Asafa Powell at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The Jamaic ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror