No contractual coach terminated by Sports Authority of India during lockdown period: Govt
By Our Correspondent, 29/07/2021, New Delhi

Union Government today said that no contractual coach was terminated by Sports Authority of India (SAI) during the lockdown period.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, the Ministry is not implementing any scheme that provides for grant of honorarium to jobless coaches. He informed the house that coaches and athletes who were covered under schemes of SAI, Khelo India and Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) continue to get financial assistance as per their entitlements and norms of the scheme.

The Minister said, SOPs for opening of sports venues and resumption of sports training have been issued by the Ministry and SAI. He said, resumption of training which was halted due to COVID pandemic have been resumed as per these SOPs.