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Services / Activities
|The Directorate provides both direct and indirect services towards the promotion of sports and games in the state.|
a) Direct Services Offered by Directorate
1) Sports promotion programmes
2) Maintenance of Playgrounds and Sports Facilities
3) Promotion of Sports through SAI centres
4) Rajiv Gandhi Sports Medicine Centre
5) Construction of Indoor Stadium
6) Centre for Martial Arts/Rural Arts
7) Promotion of new sports disciplines
8) Sports for civil servants
9) Promotion of Traditional Martial Arts
10) Jimmy George Indoor Stadium
11)Jimmy George Indoor Coaching and Recreation Centre
b) Indirect Services Offered by Directorate
Following are some of the sports development programs of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India in which Director, Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Kerala have co-ordination/recommendation role in Kerala. Salient features of these schemes are given in the links below. However, full details of these schemes and many other schemes directly operated by the Government of India, are available in www.yas.nic.in
Government of India Schemes :
1) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
2) Sports Fund for Pension to Meritorious Sports Persons
3) Scheme for the Dhyan Chand Award for Life Time Achievement in Sports & Games
4) Scheme for the Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games
5) Scheme for Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games
6) Scheme of State Sports Academy
1. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
The spectacular and most outstanding performances in the field of sports by the sportspersons in a year (April 1 to March 31) are honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. There is only one award every year which is given either to an individual sportsperson or to more than one person in case to team events. If a team is selected for the Award, all the members of the team get the Award. The Selection Committee will have no discretion to select only a few members of the team for the Award. This will disrupt the team spirit.
However, if in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no performance deserving this award in a particular year, it may not be given in that year.
The Award consists of the following:
(1) A cash amount of Rs.3 lakh exempt from Income Tax and Wealth Tax in the year in which it is disbursed. In case the Award is given to more than one sportsperson of the team event, the amount will be Rs.50,000/- for each.
(2) A scroll of honour to each sportsperson.
(3) One plaque to each sportsperson.
Every sportsperson selected for this Award will be provided a blazer, a tie/scarf, reimbursement of TA / DA at the rates decided by the Ministry for coming to Delhi to receive the Award ceremoniously.
The amount of Award is given either in cash or in the form of Units, Saving Certificates or otherwise, as decided by the Government.
The achievements in the sports disciplines, which are included in Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and in Billiards & Snooker and Chess only are eligible for consideration for this Award.
The objectives of the award can be briefed as follows:
(i) To honour the sportspersons to enhance their general status in society and also to give them greater dignity and a place of honour in society.
(ii) To motivate the sportspersons to give their highest performance in sports events.
(iii) To intensify the spread of sports culture throughout the country.
Proposals for Award
Annulment and Cancellation of Award
Aims and Objectives
Extent of Application
Operation of the Scheme
Scrutiny of Nomination
Procedure for Selection
The Selection Committee
4. Scheme for the Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games
Scrutiny of Nomination
The Selection Committee
Number of Arjuna Awards to be given in a Year
5. Scheme for Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games
Sports Disciplines covered
The Selection Committee
6. Scheme Of States Sports Academy
Why an Academy
Aims & Objectives
Selection of Potential
The academy will have one major discipline out of the following four: Athletics, Football, Hockey (Men & Women) and Wrestling. Another discipline could be from the priority/ non-priority area, as the case may be which would be of help in promoting the proficiency of selected sports persons in the selected major disciplines
Linkage with Centre of Excellence Scheme
Provision of Coaches
A Sports academy will be established in every State/U.T. For setting up an Academy minimum 10 acres of the land, if the same is in an urban area, and about 20 acres in rural areas will be made available free of cost either by the State Government/UT Administration or a sponsor i.e. Public / Private sector undertaking or an NGO or an individual free of cost.
The Central Government, State Government/UT Administration and a sponsor will fund the scheme jointly. The financial assistance to the Academy in respect of capital, recurring and non-recurring costs will be shared between the sponsor, Central Government and the State Government in the ratio of 51:25:24 subject to the Central Government contribution being restricted to (i) a maximum of Rs. 218 lakhs or 25% of the capital/non-recurring cost whichever is less and (ii) recurring grant being restricted to 25% of actual recurring cost subject to maximum of Rs. 17 lakhs per annum for a period of three years. Expenditure on foreign exposure will be borne according to the norms laid down under the Scheme of Assistance to National Sports Federations.
Conditions For Sanction of Grants
Release of Grants
All grants shall be released directly to the sponsor through the office of the Pay and Accounts Officer in the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in one or more installments as decided by the Government from time to time. The next installment shall be released only after the Progress Report and Utilization certificates in respect of the previous installment of assistance have been received in the prescribed progress through the respective State Government/UT administration. The utilization Certificate may be signed by an authorized signatory of the sponsor and a State Government Officer not below the rank of a Deputy Secretary to the State Government and it must show the total expenditure as also the investment of the State Government and sponsors. Progress Report should indicate, interalia, the items of work completed, partly completed/incomplete and the anticipated expenditure likely to be incurred on the completion of all the incomplete items of work.