Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that government gives lifelong pension under the Scheme of ‘Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons’, sportspersons who have won medals for the country in the international competitions only and have retired from active sports. In a written reply in Lok Sabha today, the Minister said at present, 588 Sportspersons are getting pension.  The rate of pension has been revised with effect from 1.4.2018.   The rate of pension has been doubled of the rates of pension existing earlier.

The revised rates of pension with effect from 1.4.2018 are as under:

S.No. Category of meritorious sportspersons Rate of Pension


1 Medallists at the Olympic Games / Para Olympic Games 20,000
2 Gold medallists at the World Cup/World Championship* in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines 16,000
3 Silver and Bronze medallists at the World Cup in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines 14,000
4 Gold medallists of the Asian/ Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games 14,000
5 Silver and Bronze medallists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games/ Para Asian Games 12,000

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