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Centre provided jobs and other incentives to sportspersons who represented India in the Olympics: Anurag Thakur

There is provision for employment in Central Government for sportspersons who represent India in the Olympics. As per the guidelines of Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T), meritorious sportspersons, including Olympians, are eligible for appointment under Sports Quota with provision for up to 5% reservation in Group C and Group D posts in Central Government Departments. As Sports is a State subject, State Governments follow their own policies for appointment of meritorious sportsperson, including Olympians, in the respective State Governments.

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has given cash awards in the form of incentives to Indian sportspersons winning medals in Olympics under the scheme namely “Scheme of Cash Awards to medal winners in International Sport events and their coaches”. The details of cash award disbursed to medal winners’ sportspersons in Olympics 2020 are given bellow.

Details of Cash Award to medal winners of Olympics/Paralympics 2020


S. No. Name of Event Name of sportsperson (Ms/Shri/Smt.) Discipline Medal won Cash award amount (in Rs.)
1 Tokyo Olympics, 2020 Neeraj Chopra Athletics Gold 75,00,000
2 Ms SaikhomMirabaiChanu Weight-lifting Silver 50,00,000
3 Ravi Kumar Wrestling Silver 50,00,000
4 Ms P.V. Sindhu Badminton Bronze 30,00,000
5 Bajrang Punia Wrestling Bronze 30,00,000
6 Ms LovlinaBorgohain Boxing Bronze 30,00,000
7 Sreejesh P.R Hockey Bronze 15,00,000
8 Dilpreet Singh 15,00,000
9 Harman Preet Singh 15,00,000
10 Rupinder Pal Singh 15,00,000
11 Surender Kumar 15,00,000
12 Amit Rohidas 15,00,000
13 Birendra Lakra 15,00,000
14 Manpreet Singh 15,00,000
15 Sumit 15,00,000
16 Nilakanta Sharma 15,00,000
17 Hardik Singh 15,00,000
18 VivekSagar Prasad 15,00,000
19 Gurjant Singh 15,00,000
20 Mandeep Singh 15,00,000
21 Shamsher Singh 15,00,000
22 Lalit Kumar Upadhyay 15,00,000
23 Varun Kumar 15,00,000
24 Simranjeet Singh 15,00,000
25 Paralympic Games, 2020 Ms AvaniLekhara Shooting Gold and Bronze 1,05,00,000
26 SumitAntil Athletics Gold 75,00,000
27 Pramod Bhagat Badminton Gold 75,00,000
28 Krishna Nagar Badminton Gold 75,00,000
29 Manish Narwal Shooting Gold 75,00,000
30 Yogesh Kathuniya Athletics Silver 50,00,000
31 Nishad Kumar Athletics Silver 50,00,000
32 MariyappanThangavelu Athletics Silver 50,00,000
33 Praveen Kumar Athletics Silver 50,00,000
34 Devendra Jhajharia Athletics Silver 50,00,000
35 SuhashYathiraj Badminton Silver 50,00,000
36 SinghrajAdhana Shooting Silver and Bronze 80,00,000
37 Ms BhavinaPatela Table Tennis Silver 50,00,000
38 Harvinder Singh Archery Bronze 30,00,000
39 Sharad Kumar Athletics Bronze 30,00,000
40 Sundar Singh Gurjar Athletics Bronze 30,00,000
41 Manoj Sarkar Badminton Bronze 30,00,000


The list of Olympians who have been given jobs in Sports Authority of India (SAI) which is an autonomous organisation under the aegis of Department of Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is enclosed bellow.

S. No. Region Name of the Coach Discipline GR (level of coach) DOB DOJ
1 Head Office Sh. GaganUllalmath A.P
Swimming Asst. Coach 08-01-1992 02-09-2021
2 Lucknow Sh. Ram Singh Yadav
Athletics Asst. Coach 07-10-1980 06-05-2019
3 Bangalore Ms. Jaisha OP (Olympian) Athletics Asst. Coach 23-05-1983 04-04-2019
4 Kolkata Sh. Inderpal Singh (Olympian) Rowing Asst. Coach 02-03-1975 03-04-2019
5 Sonepat Sh. Majhi Sawaiyan (Olympian) Archery Asst. Coach 23-12-1981 01-04-2019
6 Bangalore Ms. Ashwini AkkunjiChidananda
Athletics Asst. Coach 04-10-1987 29-03-2019
7 Bangalore Sh. Surendra Singh
Athletics Asst. Coach 01-10-1978 05-02-2019
8 Bangalore Ms. Vardhineni Pranitha (Olympian) Archery Coach 21-07-1990 23-10-2013
9 Bangalore Sh. Gurmeet Singh (Olympian) Athletics Coach 01-07-1985 14-10-2013
10 Bangalore Ms. Sahana Kumari (Olympian) Athletics Coach 06-03-1981 06-09-2013
11 LNCPE Sh Paulose P. Thomas (Olympian) Rowing Sr. Coach 21-05-1977 06-06-2013
12 Kolkata Ms. Reena Kumari (Olympian) Archery Coach 15-01-1984 21-05-2013
13 Delhi Sh. SatyadevPrashad (Olympian) Archery Sr. Coach 19-09-1979 10-04-2013
14 Lucknow Sh Narender Singh Bisht (Olympian) Boxing Coach 01-04-1966 25-03-2013
15 Bangalore Sh. John William Francis (Olympian) Boxing Coach 20-04-1965 21-03-2013
16 NS NIS Ms. Diviya (Olympian) Judo Coach 01-08-1984 21-03-2013
17 NS NIS Ms. Garima Chaudhary (Olympian) Judo Coach 02-04-1990 21-03-2013
18 Delhi Ms. Savita Punia
Hockey Coach 11-07-1990 17-12-2018
19 NS NIS Ms. Rani (Olympian) Hockey Sr. Coach 04-12-1994 26-10-2015
20 Delhi Sh. Varun Singh Bhati
Athletics Coach 22-03-2021 22-03-2021
21 Bangalore Sh. Mariyappan T
Athletics Ch. Coach 28-06-1995 27-12-2018
22 Delhi Sh. Ankur Dhama
Athletics Asst. Coach 07-07-1994 26-12-2018
23 Delhi Sh. Sharad Kumar
Athletics Coach 01-03-1992 20-12-2018
24 Sonepat Sh. Amit Kumar Saroha (Paralympian) Athletics Asst. Coach 12-01-1985 11-11-2016
25 Bangalore Sh. Surjeet Singh
Athletics Asst. Coach 20-01-1973 18-02-2016
26 Sonepat Sh. Jaideep (Paralympian) Athletics Asst. Coach 30-12-1989 03-02-2016
27 Gandhinagar Sh. Rajinder Singh Rahelu (Paralympian) Weightlifting Sr. Coach 22-07-1973 27-08-2015
28 Bangalore Sh. Girisha H.N (Paralympian) Athletics Sr. Coach 26-01-1988 08-05-2015


Under the vertical “Utilization and Creation of Sports Infrastructure” of the Khelo India Scheme, 267 sports infrastructure projects of various types have been sanctioned across the country which cater to all categories of citizens, including for the purpose of training of sportspersons for the international multi-sport events such as Asian games, Commonwealth games, Olympic games etc. Further, 237 sports academies are accredited under “Support to National/Regional/State Sports Academies” vertical of Khelo India Scheme.

This information was given by Minister of Youth Affairs and SportsShri Anurag Thakur in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


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