Elite athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth games to get stipend of Rs. 50,000 pm

The Government today said it had decided to pay a stipend of Rs. 50,000 per month to elite athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, Asian Games or Commonwealth Games to meet pocket expenses.
The decision has been taken on the recommendation of the Olympic Task Force, which the Government has accepted, an official press release said.
The Government has selected 152 elite athletes under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme. All the athletes will get benefit from this decision. The stipend will be paid with effect from 1st September, 2017.
Further, Government is getting in touch with all the athletes selected under TOP to get training and competition exposure plan and any further assistance required for preparation for prestigious competitions, the release added.


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