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Heads Will Roll If Sportpersons Face Issues In Getting Incentives, Says Rajyavardhan Rathore

“The officials in sports ministry and Sports Authority of India have been tasked to attend to your requirements and resolve your issues at the earliest. At any point in time if I hear that sportspersons are having issues in getting these incentives and funds there are few heads that will roll,” the minister mentioned.

“But before you (athlete) make any accusation, please be very sure that there was an error on our part and not on your part. There was this case that came to me, an athlete was complaining that he or she was not getting the incentive money. I was about to suspend one of my officers but later found out that the money was allotted to that athlete one year ago,” he mentioned.

India gained 66 medals (26 gold, 20 silver, 20 bronze) within the Gold Coast CWG. In complete 70 athletes gained medals, counting the blended crew and doubles occasions in some disciplines. Rathore gave away the monetary incentives to the medal winners within the presence of Indian Olympic Affiliation President Narinder Batra.

Many of the high athletes, together with MC Mary Kom, Sushil Kumar, Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu, Neeraj Kumar, Manu Bhaker, Anish Bhanwala and Jitu Rai turned up. The likes of Manika Batra and Heena Sidhu didn’t come due to their prior engagements.

The person gold winners obtained Rs 30 lakh every whereas the silver and bronze medallists bought Rs 20 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively. All of the medal winners of crew occasions bought various amount of cash in several disciplines.

Rathore additionally mentioned the functioning of the IOA and the Nationwide Sports activities Federations has improved however the funds allotted to them by the ministry needs to be correctly spent.

“I get a really constructive sense from Mr. Batra. He’s already altering issues inside the IOA. The way in which IOA used to operate that isn’t going to occur. Equally among the NSF heads are sensible and they’re doing an excellent job.

“We’ll work in shut coordination with them (IOA and NSFs). However every NSF or the their coaches have to justify with logic that each penny being spent is getting used to its optimum.

“There is no dearth of resources in India and we are ready to open our finances for the use of the athletes but these spendings will have to by justified,” Rathore, an Olympic silver medallist shooter, mentioned.

The minister mentioned sturdy efficiency by the Indian athletes at worldwide occasions additionally displays the mushy energy standing of the nation.

“When the Nationwide Flag is unfurled and the Nationwide Anthem is sung wherever on this planet (in a sports activities occasion), each Indian feels proud and it additionally exhibits the mushy energy standing of the nation.

“I’ve at all times mentioned the Indians have great potential to do properly on the worldwide stage even in strength-based disciplines. I do not agree with the idea that Indians are good at solely skill-based video games. I need to make sure that you get each facility that’s required to be supplied to you,” mentioned Rathore.

Earlier within the morning the, the medal winners interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence. Additionally they interacted with President Ram Nath Kovind later within the day.

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