SCHEME OF SPECIAL AWARDS TO MEDAL WINNERS IN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS EVENTS AND THEIR COACHES

The special awards were introduced in the year 1986. Objective of the Special
Awards is to incentivize the achievements of outstanding sportspersons, encourage and
motivate them for higher achievements and to act as inspiring role models for attracting
the younger generation to take up sports.
1.1 ELIGIBLE SPORTS DISCIPLINES.
The Awards will be given in the following disciplines:-
(i) Sports disciplines in Olympics/Asian Games/Commonwealth Games.
(ii) Chess.
1.2 AMOUNT OF SPECIAL AWARDS
1.2.1 Individual Events at Senior Level:
(a) Category :- Open category Sports:
S. No. Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In Rupees)
Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1 Olympic Games 75 lakh 50 lakh 30 lakh
(Summer & Winter)
2 Asian Games 30 lakh 20 lakh 10 lakh
3 Common Wealth 30 lakh 20 lakh 10 lakh
Games
4 World 40 lakh 25 lakh 15 lakh
Championships or
World Cup
(conducted in Four
Year Cycle)
5 World 20 lakh 14 lakh 8 lakh
Championships/
World Cup (Held
once in two years)
6 World 10 lakh 7 lakh 4 lakh
Championships/world
Cup (Held annually)/
All England Badminton
Championship
7 Asian Championships 15 lakh 10 lakh 5 lakh
(Held once in 4
years)
8 Asian Championships 7.5 lakh 5 lakh 2.5 lakh
(Held once in 2
years)
9 Asian Championships 3.75 lakh 2.5 lakh 1.25 lakh
(Held annually)
10 Commonwealth 15 lakh 10 lakh 5 lakh
Championships (Held
once in 4 years)
11 Commonwealth 7.5 lakh 5 lakh 2.5 lakh
Championships (Held
once in 2 years)
12 Commonwealth 3.75 lakh 2.5 lakh 1.25 lakh
Championships (Held
once in 1 years)
13 World University 3.75 lakh 2.5 lakh 1.25 lakh
Games
(b) Category :- Para - Sports:
S. No. Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In Rupees)
Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1 Paralympic 75 lakh 50 lakh 30 lakh
Games
(Summer &
Winter)
2 Para Asian 30 lakh 20 lakh 10 lakh
Games
3 Common 30 lakh 20 lakh 10 lakh
Wealth Games
(Para Athletes)
4
IPC World
Cup/Championshi
p 20 lakh 14 lakh 8 lakh
(Held
biennially)
5 IPC World Cup/ 10 lakh 7 lakh 4 lakh
Championship
(Held annually)
(c) Category:- Blind-Sports
S. No. Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In Rupees)
Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1 IBSA World 10 lakh 7 lakh 4 lakh
Championship
(d) Category:- Deaf-Sports
S. No. Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In Rupees)
Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1 Deaflympics 15 lakh 10 lakh 5 lakh
(e) Category:- Special Olympics-Sports
S. No. Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In Rupees)
Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1 Special Olympics 5 lakh 3 lakh 1 lakh
(Summer/Winter)
(f) Category: - Blind Cricket World Cup
S.No. Name of Event Amount of Award Money(In Rupees)
Winner
1. Blind Cricket World
Cup(held in 4 years)
5 lakh
1.2.2 Individual Events of Junior Level for sports competitions stated in Para 1.2.1
above. : - In case of Junior Level, the amount will be one third of the amount stated in
para 1.2.1 above rounded off to nearest tens of thousand of Rupees.
1.2.3 Individual Events of Sub Junior Level for sports competitions stated in Para
1.2.1 above.:- In case of Sub Junior Level, the amount will be one sixth of the amount
stated in para 1.2.1. above rounded off to nearest tens of thousand of Rupees.
1.2.4 Team Events: These are the events where competition is among the teams. Each
team has more than one person as member.
(i) The amount of Special Award in respect of team events for sports disciplines stated in
Para 1.2.1 above will be determined as under:-
Strength of ‘Team’ on the ground : Number of times, the Award amount
mentioned in para 1.2.1 above for the
corresponding event, medal, level and
category of participation.
(a) A team of two persons : 1 ½ times
(b) A team of 3 or 4 persons : 2 times
(c) A team of 5 to 10 persons : 3 times
(d) A team of more than 10 persons : 5 times
(ii) The actual prize money determined as above will be shared equally among the
team members. However, no member of team would get less than 50% of the
award amount mentioned in para 1.2.1 for the corresponding individual event,
medal, level and category of participation.
(iii) Chess Olympiad, held biennially, where teams participate, will be treated at par
with World Championships held biennially and amount of award money payable
to members of the team will be calculated as per formula given in para 1.2.4 (i)
and (ii) above.
1.2.5 CHESS: In Chess apart from awarding medals or positions in Championships,
certain titles are also awarded for creditable performances in standard events,
which is something unique in Chess. Therefore, Special Awards will be available
not only for winning the international championships, but also for winning the
title given by FIDE (International Chess Federation) provided the concerned
sportsperson wins it before the age of twenty years.
Name of Title Amount
(i) International Grand Master (IGM): Rs. 4 lakh
(ii) International Master (IM) : Rs. 1.5 lakh
(iii) International Women Master (IWM) Rs. 1.5 lakh
The women chess players will be eligible for the Special Award either for the title of
IWM or IM but not both.
Title of ‘International Grand Master’ will be given to both men chess players and women
chess players.
2.0 INCENTIVE TO INDIAN COACHES
2.1 The Indian coaches who have trained the medal winners for at least 180 days in
the preceding two year period before the event will be eligible for cash award
under the scheme. The amount of the cash award for the coaches will be as
under:-
(i) In case of Individual events, award money to be given to the set of
coaches will be 50% of the award money given as per this scheme to the
sportspersons whom the set of coaches had coached. The set of coaches
could comprise of 1 or more coaches. In case, the set contains more than
one coach, the said award money will be distributed among all the coaches
in the set, equally.
(ii) In case of team events, award money given to the set of coaches of the
medal winning team will be the same as to the set of coaches in para 2.1
(i) above for similar medal. The set of coaches could comprise of 1 or
more coaches. In case, the set contains more than one coach, the said
award money will be distributed among all the coaches in the set, equally.
(iii) The Special Awards will be given regardless of whether a coach is a chief
coach, Assistant Coach or Personal Coach subject to the condition that the
coach should have been associated with the training of the athlete/team on
a regular basis for at least a minimum period of 180 days, i.e., each coach
in the set of coaches should have been associated with the medal winning
sportsperson / team for at least 180 days on a regular basis.
(iv) Personal coach(es), recommended by the sportsperson, will also be
eligible for cash award. Condition of having imparted training for 180
days preceding the event will not apply in the case of Personal Coach(es).
Personal coach will be the one who was responsible for identification/
nurturing of an individual sportsperson. If Personal Coach(es) is/are also
recommended for cash award, then the award money will be distributed
equally among all coaches. If only Personal(es) Coach is/are
recommended for cash award, he/she will be eligible for 50% of the award
money payable to the medal winning sportsperson. Credentials of Personal
coach(es) will be verified by the Sports Authority of India/the Ministry of
Youth Affairs & Sports before considering the recommendation of the
sportsperson for cash award for Personal Coach(es) is considered.
(v) Personal Coaches only for individual sports competitions and not team
events, will be eligible to be recommended for cash award.
(vi) If in an event, more than one medal is won by different individual
sportspersons trained by the same coach, the coach will get the cash award
only for the highest medal.
(vii) If there is any doubt/dispute about the names of coaches recommended for
cash award, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports will have the final say
in the matter after due deliberations.
3.0 Enhancement in amount of award money:- The amount of award money, as
mentioned in para 1 above, may be increased once in four years, by the Ministerin-
charge of Youth Affairs & Sports on the recommendations of a Committee
chaired by Secretary (Sports), which will, inter alia, include Financial Adviser of
the Ministry.
4.0 Application for the award:-
4.1 National Sports Federations (NSFs) recognized by the Ministry will forward the
names of medal winners and their coaches within 15 days of completion of an
international sports competition to the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in the
format enclosed as Annexure - I. Application form for cash awards should be
sent under the signature of President or Secretary General of the NSF. Bank
details of sportspersons/coaches recommended for cash award should be given as
per mandate form at Annexure-II. The attested Xerox copies of the certificate of
winning medals given by the corresponding International sports body should also
be enclosed with the said intimation. Ministry will forward the applications for
cash award to Sports Authority of India for verification within 15 days of receipt
of applications. SAI will verify the same and forward it to Ministry within 15
days of receipt of applications from the Ministry.
4.2 NSFs will be required to send separate applications in respect of sportspersons
winning medals in individual events.
4.3 NSFs will be required to send only one application in respect of team events for
all members of the team.
4.4 In case, NSF for any sporting discipline is not recognized / suspended by the
Ministry, the sportsperson will apply directly to Ministry.
4.5 The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India reserves the right
to give the Special Award even if names of sportspersons have not been
recommended by the concerned NSF, if the Ministry is satisfied about the
eligibility of the events and the medals won by such sportspersons.
5. General
(i) The international sports competitions mentioned in para 1.2 above should have
been conducted by the international sports body recognized by International
Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Olympic
Council of Asia (OCA), World Chess Federation (FIDE), International Sports
Committee for the Deaf (ICSD), International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA),
Special Olympics International.
(ii) The Olympics, Paralympics, Asian Games, Para-Asian Games and
Commonwealth Games are fairly well defined sports events. However, there may
be some ambiguity in determining as to which official
World/Asian/Commonwealth championship should be eligible for the Special
Awards, as there may be many kinds of tournaments, cups or championships all
organized officially but only one and the best of them may be listed as the official
World/Asian/Commonwealth Championships in each eligible discipline for the
purpose of these awards. The Government of India shall have the right to decide
as to which event will be eligible for the special award.
(iii) World Cups/Championships organized more than once a year will not be
considered for cash Award.
(iv) With the approval of the Minister-in-charge of Youth Affairs & Sports, suitable
cash awards can be announced in very deserving cases for events not covered
under the scheme.
6. Relaxation clause:
6.1 The Ministry reserves the right to add, relax, amend, alter or revise the
clauses/sections/provisions of the instant Scheme with due approval of the
Minister-in-charge of Youth Affairs & Sports. In case of any change/alteration in
the financial parameters of the Scheme, the same will be effected with due approval
of the Integrated Finance Division.
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Annexure-I
PROFORMA
Recommendations from National Sports Federations for giving Special Cash Awards
to Winners of International Sports Events and their Coaches
(To be sent in triplicate)
1. Name of the Federation
2. Postal address of the
Federation, alongwith Email,
Phone No. and mobile No.
3. Name of the sportsperson(s) Please furnish details in the table given
being recommended for Special below
Cash Award, his/her father’s
name and postal address
S. Name of the Father’s Name of the Postal Address of the
No. Sportsperson(s) sportsperson sportsperson
being alongwith email,
recommended* mobile
number/phone
number
i ii
iii
iv
v
vi
vi
* Separate applications to be given for sportspersons winning medals in individual events
of a particular sports event but in one lot. Single application to be submitted for Team
events for all members of the team.
4. Details of achievements by
virtue of which the
sportsperson has become
eligible for the special
cash awards
(i) Name of the
international sports
event along with
venue and date/year
of the sports event
(ii) Name of the
medal won (Gold/
Silver/ Bronze)
(iii) Team Event or
Individual Event
(iv) If team event,
number of players
of team
5. Name of the coach(es) being Please furnish details in the table given
recommended for Special Cash below
Award, his/her father’s name
and postal address
S. Name of the coach Father’s Postal Address of the Name of other
No. being recommended* Name of the coach alongwith sportsperson (s)
coach email and mobile who won the
number medal in the
same event and
were coached
by the same
coach(es) and
the type of
medal won by
that/those
sportsperson(s)
i ii
iii
iv
* if recommended coach is Personal coach, it may be indicated before his/her name.
It is certified that the information furnished above has been verified and is correct. It is
also certified that the international sports events mentioned in para 4 above is covered in
the Scheme of special cash awards for medal winners and their coaches.
Signature and Seal of the
Secretary of the National Sports Federation concerned
Signature and Seal of the
President of the National Sports Federation concerned
Annexure-II
MANDATE FORM
ELECTRONIC CLEARING SERVICE (CREDIT CLEARING)/REAL TIME
GROSS SETTLEMENT (RTGS) FACILITY FOR RECEIVING PAYMENTS
A. DETAIL OF ACCOUNT HOLDER :
NAME OF ACCOUNT HOLDER
COMPLETE CONTACT ADDRESS
TELEPHONE NO./FAX/E.MAIL
B. BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
BANK NAME
BRANCH NAME WITH
COMPLETE ADDRESS,
TELEPHONE NUMBER & E.MAIL
WHETHER THE BRANCH IS
COMPUTERISED
WHETHER THE BRANCH IS
RTGS ENABLED? IF YES, THEN
WHAT IS THE BRANCH’S IFSC
CODE?
IS THE BRANCH ALSO NEFT
ENABLED?
TYPE OF BANK ACCOUNT
(SB/CURRENT/CASH CREDIT)
COMPLETE BANK ACCOUNT
NUMBER (LATEST)
MICR CODE OF BANK
DATE OF EFFECT :
I, hereby, declare that the particulars given above are correct and complete. If the
transaction is delayed or not effected at all for reasons of incomplete or incorrect
information, I would not hold the user Institution responsible. I have read the option
invitation letter and agree to discharge responsibility expected of me as a participant under
the Scheme.
DATE : ( Signature of Customer )
Certified that the particulars furnish above are correct as per our records.
( Bank’s stamp ) ( Signature of Customer )
1. Please attach a photocopy of the cheque along with the verification obtained from bank.
2. In case your Bank Branch is presently not “RTGS enabled”, then upon its upgradation
to RTGS Enabled branch, please submit the information again in the above proforma to
the Department at the earliest.

 

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