Rs 3.14 crore released as allowance for 175 TOP athletes

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Jan 05 2018 15:46

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has revealed that Indian government has released Rs 3.14 crore as out of pocket allowance of 175 sportspersons under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.

In reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Rathore said, "The rate of Out of Pocket Allowance [OPA] from NSDF is Rs 50,000 per month and it is admissible with effect from September 2017 or from subsequent months of selection of the athlete whichever is later."

The TOP Scheme aims to identify, groom and prepare potential medal prospects for Olympic and Paralympic Games.