Scheme of ‘Pension to Meritorious Sportsperson’
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Pension to Sportsperson
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 sportsperson||Rate of Pension
|1||Medallist at the Olympic Games / Para Olympic Games||20,000|
|2||Gold medallist at the World Cup/World Championship* in Olympic and
Asian Games disciplines
|3||Silver and Bronze medallist at the World Cup in Olympic and Asian
|4||Gold medallist of the Asian/ Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games||14,000|
|5||Silver and Bronze medallist of the Asian/Commonwealth Games/ Para
* World Cup/World Championship held once in four year only shall be considered.