The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports on 11 February 2015 revised the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme.
In the revised scheme, the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar will be given in four categories, and they are
• Identification and nurturing of budding/young talent
• Encouragement of sports through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Employment of sportspersons and sports welfare measures
• Sports for Development
This revised scheme has prescribed the eligibility criteria of all the four categories.
Now, the companies/corporate can spend on promotion and development of sports from the funds earmarked for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For this purpose, a specific category for Encouragement of sports through Corporate Social Responsibility has been provided in the revised Scheme.
In this regard sports activities like, training to promote rural sports, nationally recognized sports, Paralympic sports and Olympic sports have been included in the Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013.
To recognize, the contribution of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), who are working in promotion and development of sports, a separate category, Sports for Development has been provided.
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme was introduced in 2009 to encourage and promote involvement of corporates, sports promotion boards and others in the promotion and development of sports in the country.
When: 11 February 2015
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