Sports Hostel inmates to get monthly allowances

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By Our Sports Affairs Bureau

BHUBANESWAR: Continuing its efforts for the growth of sports and games and empowerment of sports persons, the Naveen Patnaik led BJD Government in Odisha on Tuesday announced monthly allowance for sportspersons and inmates of state-run sports hostels.

Girls will get Rs 500 while Rs 300 for boys per month.For out of station participation in recognised sports competition organised by national sports federation or similar level, sportspersons will be given an allowance of Rs 300 per day.

Sportspersons achieving gold medal at national level competitions will get a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 for one year while the amount will be Rs 500 and Rs 300 for silver and bronze medal winners, respectively.

Sources said that if the medal winners create a record at the national level and the record is not broken for one year, then the record holder will get an additional monthly allowance of Rs 5000 for one year. Sportspersons selected for national teams will get a monthly allowance of Rs 1000 for one year. A separate scheme will be formulated for Sports Department coaches with monetary incentives for performance enhancement.

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