Pension Scheme for sportspersons who are in indigent circumstances

    Pension is awarded to sportspersons of yesteryears who are in indigent circumstances in recognition of their contribution to sports and to support their livelihood even after they retire from sports. The Government is sanctioning a sum of Rs.3,000/- per month to the outstanding sportspersons who are in indigent circumstances if their monthly income does not exceed Rs.6,000/-. As on date, 101 indigent sportspersons and 11 family pensioners are getting monthly pension. The monthly expenditure for this scheme is Rs.3.36 lakh

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