As the Sports Ministry is withdrawing the provisional recognition granted to 54 NSFs, Sports minister Kiren Rijiju has come up saying that its important for everyone to abide by the decision of the court.
“We cannot disrespect the decision of the court, we have to abide by the court’s decision. But we will keep helping athletes. If NSFs didn’t get the recognition, then we have to give them other options because if there is no recognition, we cannot find any of them. Sports federations can only get money when the government is giving them recognition,” Rijiju told ANI.
The Government will remove the salary cap of 2 Lakh rupees for The Indian Coaches. This will be helpful for India as the Tokyo Olympics are coming next year.
“In sports, training is very critical. We have tried to give the best facilities to athletes and we have brought good coaches. Also, how to utilize these coaches and till what time they should be with us, in this regard there was less clarity. So that’s why this decision has been taken because we wanted to give a longer time to our coaches. We have the Olympics next year and some of the coaches will leave in the next 2-3 months.” Rijiju said.
“In that case, if there is a new coach, he will start fresh training sessions. It’s not beneficial for us and keeping in mind the 2021 Olympics, we have given these extensions. The Second decision was on Indian Olympics, we have some coaches who can give world-class coaching but the Rs. 2 lakh salary cap was not good. It’s just like discrimination, we had put limitations. It’s not good, so that’s why it has been removed,” Rijiju added.