Right now, the Khel Ratna accompanies a money prize of Rs 7.5 lakh, while the Arjuna Award victors get Rs 5 lakh,
The Sports Ministry is arranging a monstrous climb in the prize cash for the National Sports Awards, a proposition which, when affirmed, will prompt Khel Ratna awardees getting Rs 25 lakh while leaving the Arjuna victors more extravagant by Rs 15 lakh.
As of now, the Khel Ratna accompanies a money prize of Rs 7.5 lakh, while the Arjuna awardees get Rs 5 lakh.
It has been discovered that the service is occupied with giving last contacts to the proposition after which Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will make a proper declaration by 29 August — the National Sports Day when the yearly distinctions are allowed away consistently.
“The prize cash of National Sports Awards is set to be expanded essentially. A proposition in such manner has just been made. The priest effectively pushed for it after competitors griped that the prize cash of sports grants is excessively less,” a Sports Ministry source told PTI.
“The proposition is as yet getting looked at, and whenever acknowledged by the administration, the new money prizes will be allowed from this year itself.”
Nonetheless, when reached Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal, said he didn’t know about any such turn of events.
“I am not mindful. I know nothing,” Mittal said when gone after the remark.
The prize cash for Dhyanchand and Dronacharya (Lifetime) grants will likewise be expanded from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.
As indicated by the proposition, the money prize for the customary Dronacharya grant, which is at present equivalent to the one for lifetime accomplishment, is set to be expanded to Rs 10 lakh.
Whenever executed before 29 August, the administration should dish out a mighty sum as the Sports Ministry’s determination board has suggested an extraordinary 62 during the current year’s National Sports Awards.
While star cricketer Rohit Sharma, grappler Vinesh Phogat, ladies’ hockey Rani Rampal, paddler Manika Batra and Rio Paralympic gold-winning high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu were a piece of a phenomenal five picked for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, an incredible 29 others were suggested for the Arjuna grant on Tuesday.
Also, 13 mentors have been suggested for the Dronacharya grant while 15 names been short-recorded for the Dhyan Chand respect.
The last rundown will notwithstanding, come out naturally after the clergyman endorses it.
The prize cash of National Sports Awards was last expanded in 2009.