A- A A+
Last Updated : Aug 21 2019 11:38AM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
PM Modi raises concern over violence against Indian diaspora in London with British PM; Boris Johnson assures all necessary steps to ensure safety of Indian nationals            Middle schools to be reopened in Kashmir valley today            CBI issues notice to P Chidambaram to appear in INX Media case following rejection of his bail plea by Delhi High Court            Focus on Trade, Commerce & economic partnership as EAM S Jaishankar chairs India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting in Kathmandu today            Olympic Test title: Indian hockey Men's team clashes with New Zealand, Women's team to take on Japan in Tokyo today           

Sports News

Jun 08, 2018
7:44AM

Sports ministry approves upward revision of pension to meritorious Sportspersons

In a major step for the welfare of Sportspersons, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has approved the upward revision of pension to meritorious Sports persons. Under the revision, the rate of pension has been doubled of the existing rate of pension on winning medals in international sports events. 
 
The medal winners at the Olympic and Para-Olympic Games will now get 20 thousand rupees as pension. The Gold medallist at World Cup and World Championship will be given 16 thousand rupees while Silver and Bronze medallist will get 14 thousand rupees.
 
The Gold medallist in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and Para Asian Games will be given 14 thousand rupees while the Silver and Bronze medallist will get 12 thousand rupees as pension. In case of existing pensioners, the revision in rate of pension will be effective from 1st of April this year. 

The rate of pension of medal winners in the Para-Olympics Games and Para Asian Games will be at par with the medal winners in the Olympic Games and Asian Games. World Championships held once in four years will only be considered for pension. 

As per the revised scheme, the sports-person should retire from active sports career and attaining the age of 30 years at the time of applying pension. 

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 21 (Aug) Midday News 20 (Aug) News at Nine 20 (Aug) Hourly 21 (Aug) (1005hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 21 (Aug) दोपहर समाचार 20 (Aug) समाचार संध्या 20 (Aug) प्रति घंटा समाचार 21 (Aug) (1100hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 21 (Aug) Khabrein(Day) 20 (Aug) Khabrein(Eve) 20 (Aug)
Aaj Savere 21 (Aug) Parikrama 20 (Aug)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 20 (Aug) Samayki 20 (Aug) Sports Scan 20 (Aug) Spotlight/News Analysis 20 (Aug) Samachar Darshan 18 (Aug) Radio Newsreel 20 (Aug)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 1 (Aug) Surkhiyon Mein 1 (Aug) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 14 (Aug) Vaad-Samvaad 20 (Aug) Money Talk 20 (Aug) Current Affairs 16 (Aug)