CHARTER OF MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
Our Brief History & Location:
The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports was initially set up as Department of Sports in
1982 at the time of organization of IX Asian Games in New Delhi. It became a separate Ministry on 27th
May, 2000. The Ministry is located in Shastri Bhavan, C Wing, Dr. Rajendra
Prasad Road, New Delhi.
Our vision is to provide opportunities for developing the personality of youth so that
they may achieve their full potential and involving them in various nation-building
activities on the one side, and, broadbasing of sports and achieving
excellence at National and International levels on the other.
To formulate policies aimed at
promotion and development of Youth and Sports in the
q To formulate and implement policies and
programmes aimed at facilitating the all
round development of the personality of youth through sports and community services.
q To formulate and implement policies and programmes aimed at involving the
youth in various nation-building activities.
q To formulate and implement policies and
programmesTo formulate and implement policies and programmes, encouraging and popularising
indigenous sports, designed to achieve excellence in competitive sports and to establish
India as a leading country in sports in Asia and the World commensurate with our
Our clients are:
The Youth and the adolescents, Non-Governmental Organisations/Voluntary
Nehru Yuva Kendras (NYKS) and the Youth clubs/mahila mandals affiliated thereunder,
National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers and its various Regional Centres.
Sports Persons, their coaches and supporting personnel
National Sports Federations/Regional Sports Associations/Bodies/International
Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA)
Various Ministries/ Departments of Central/State/UT Governments
Sports Goods Industries
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports provides financial and non-financial
help and assistance to the our clients under various schemes.
are committed to provide impartial, sympathetic and prompt services to the public in
matters related to youth affairs and sports.
q Our commitment is to process the
proposals received expeditiously and efficiently.
q Our commitment is to take steps to
speedily redress the grievances received by us either from the public or from our staff.
q Our commitment is to formulate policies
and initiate consultations with all concerned parties and to amend them whenever required.
q The Ministry is headed by the Cabinet
Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports and also has a Minister of State for Youth Affairs
& Sports. The administrative set up of
the Ministry is headed by Secretary, Youth Affairs & Sports who is assisted by Joint
Secretary (Sports), Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs) and Joint Secy (Admn.)
q Our sub-ordinate/autonomous field
organizations include the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
(NYKS), Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE), Rajiv Gandhi National
Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) and National Service Scheme (NSS). The Organizational chart of the Ministry with its
Sub-ordinate offices/autonomous organizations is given in Annexure I.
Our Schemes and Programmes
q Grants for Creation of Sports
this Scheme, the Ministry gives grants to State/UT Governments, Local Statutory Bodies and
registered voluntary bodies active in the field of Sports for development of play fields,
construction of Indoor/Outdoor Stadia facilities, Swimming pools, Water and Winter Sports
infrastructure, Shooting ranges, and additional facilities in the existing Sports
projects. In addition, the Ministry also
assists State/UT Governments for construction of District/State Level sports Complexes. Financial assistance is rendered subject to the
cost being shared between the Union Government and the sponsoring agencies/State
Governments concerned in the ratio 75:25 in respect of Special Category States,and
Hilly/Tribal Areas, and 50:50 in case of other areas.
Central assistance is limited to the ceilings indicated in the scheme for
different facilities. Kendriya Vidyala
Sangathan /Navodya Vidyala samiti/State/UT Administration will also be eligible to avail
assistance upto Rs 5.00 lakhs for construction of certain facilities in their schools.
q Grants to Rural Schools for Sports
Equipment and Playground;- Under this Scheme, the Ministry
releases grants to Secondary /Senior Secondary Schools located in rural areas on
fulfilment of conditions regarding availability of play field of a requisite size, having
a regularly appointed physical education teacher etc. up to a maximum of Rs 1.50 lakhs for
development of Play field and purchase of consumable /non consumable sports equipment. Only one School per year per Block and not
exceeding two schools per Block during a plan period are provided assistance under this
Grant for Installation of Synthetic
Playing Surfaces:- The Ministry gives financial assistance to
States/UTs/ State Sports Councils/Authorities, Sports Associations/Federations,
Services/Railway Sports Control Board, Local Bodies, Universities/Colleges/Schools,
Private/Public Sector Enterprises which are running Sports Academies and Sports Hostels. Assistance upto Rs1.00 crore or 50% of the
estimated cost, whichever is less, is provided for laying or replacement of the Hockey
surface and athletic track only.
q Grants for Promotion of Sports in
Universities and Colleges:-The Ministry provides financial
assistance to the Universities/Colleges for development of play grounds/construction of
Indoor Stadium facilities in the ratio of 75:25 in the case of Special Category States and
in the ratio of 50:50 to all other States subject to a certain ceiling. Financial Assistance is also given for purchase of
Sports equipment upto a maximum ceiling of Rs 3.00 lakhs, Financial assistance is also
provided to the Association of Indian Universities for holding Coaching/training camps of
sports persons, inter university tournaments and participation in foreign tournaments.
q Assistance to National Sports
Ministry gives financial assistance to the recognised National Sports Federations for
sending their teams abroad for training and participation in internationals tournaments,
for holding international tournaments in India, for conducting National Championship and
for procuring sports equipments Financial
assistance is also extended through SAI for organising coaching camps, for preparing
National Teams and for engaging the services for foreign coaches. Limited secretarial assistance is also provided by
way of reimbursement of salary for Joint/Assistant Secretary of the Federations. .
q Sports Scholarship Scheme:-Under this Scheme, State level
Scholarship at the rate of Rs.450 per month, National Level Scholarship of Rs 600 per
month and University /College level scholarship of Rs.750 per month are given to sports
persons excelling at State, National and University/college levels. Special Scholarships for women champions at the
rate of Rs 1,000/- per month ( for senior Women sports persons), scholarship at the rate
of Rs 6,000/- to women doing Diploma in sports coaching at SAI centre, and Rs 6,000/- to
women doing M.Phil/PhD in Physical education per annum for a maximum of 3 years are also
given under this scheme. Scholarships are
also offered to doctors and scientists and also to selected institutions to motivate and
encourage them to undertake research in different aspects of sports science.
and Other Incentives:-The
Ministry has instituted the following awards to recognise
outstanding sports persons/coaches :-
Arjuna Award comprising of a scroll, a
statuette and cash prize of Rs.3,00,000/-is
awarded as the highest national award to distinguished sports persons for outstanding
performance during the year for which it is given and in the preceding three years. It is
also awarded to sports persons who have made life time contribution to sports and sports promotion..
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award:-An award
of Rs.5.00.lakhs is
given to honour the sports person/team
for most spectacular and outstanding performance
in the field of Sports .
Dronacharya Award:- A scroll of honour, a plaque and cash prize of
Rs 2,50,000/- is awarded to
eminent coaches .
Maulana Abdual Kalam Azad Trophy:- A Cash award of
Rs.1,00,000/- is awarded to the best
all round performance at University level
during the year.
Special Cash Award to medal winners in
Special Cash awards ranging from 75,000 /- to
15,00,000/ are given for winning medals
in specified international
sports disciplines which are included in the Olympic, Asian
and Commonwealth Games.
q National Welfare Fund for Sports Persons:-Financial
support in the form of monthly pension upto Rs.2,500/- is given to outstanding sports
persons of yesteryears living in indigent circumstances.
Lump-sum grants of upto Rs. 40,000/- is also given for medical treatment.
Sports persons suffering fatal injury during training for
participation in international competition are also given a maximum of
Rs.1.00 lakh and those sustaining injury
other than fatal injury are given upto maximum of Rs.40,000/- . Besides , a lumpsum
financial assistance not exceeding Rs.40,000/- in each case can be provided to the
families of outstanding Sports persons in indigent circumstances. Sports promoters like TV
or Radio Commentators , Referees, Coaches.Umpires et.c. who were eminent but not well off
are given assistance not exceeding Rs.10,000/-.
q Promotion of Sports and Games in
Schools:- Under the scheme , grant is given @ Rs.50,000/-
per district and Rs.2,00,000/- per State/UT for holding District and State level
inter-school tournaments. State performing
the best at the national level tournament is given an award of Rs.1,00,000/- alongwith a
q National Sports Development Fund
has been created with a view to mobilizing resources from Government,
non-Government organisations,public and private corporate
sector, non resident Indians etc. for promotion of sports and Games. 100% exemption from income tax on all
contributions to the Fund has been granted.
q Sports Fund for Pension to
Meritorious Sports Persons:-
Monthly pension @ Rs.2,500/- to Olympic Games Medalists and Gold Medalists
of World Cup/World Championship and Rs.2,000/.p.m.to Silver and Bronze Medallists of World
Cup, World championships, Gold medallists of Asian Games and Commonwealth Games are given
under this scheme. The pension is given from the age of 30 onwards for life time.
q The Sports Authority of India ( SAI)) implements the following sports
promotion schemes for sub-junior/junior and
senior age groups.
Sports Talent Contest Scheme
2. Army Boys Sports Company Scheme
3. Special Area Games
4. SAI-Training Centre//Centre of
5. National Coaching Scheme
Sports Authority of India also implements the following academic
through various Institutes under it:-
1. Netaji Subhash National Iinstitute
One year Diploma course in sports coaching
b) Two yeas Masters course in sports coaching
c) Two years Post Graduate Diploma course in sports medicine
d) Six weeks certificate course
2. SAI,NS Southern Centre,,Bangalore:
One year diploma course in sports coaching
3. SAI NS Eastern Centre, Kolkata :
One year special course for north eastern states
National College for Physical Education, Trivandrum
a) Bachelor of Physical Education(3
Master of Physical Education( 2 years course)
One year Post Graduate Diploma course in Health &Physical
One year Post Graduate Diploma course in Adapted Physical
q The Laxmibai National Institute of
Physical Education(LNIPE), Gwalior, a deemed University ,is a
leading academic centre which offers the following courses:-
1. Three years` Degree Course in Physical
2. Two years` Master of Physical Education-(MPE)
3. Three years` Master of physical
education( summer course for in-
4 One Year M.phil in physical education
5. The Institute also conducts
in-service training programmes in physical education for ex-Army personnel,
Refresher/Orientation course for Physical Education Teachers in Universities, Colleges and Schools. The Institute has a well equipped Library having
about 30,000 volumes on physical education and allied subjects.
q The National Service Scheme (NSS) focuses on the development of the personality of students through community
service. This scheme is, at present, implemented in Universities, Colleges and +2
q The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) caters to the need of
non-student rural youth through youth clubs. The
areas covered by NYKS relate to education, training, promotion of national integration,
awareness generation, skill and entrepreneurial development, thrift and co-operation, and
adventure and sports. NYKS has presently 500 district level offices .
(Nehru Yuva Kendras all over the country are shown at Annexure II )
q The Ministry provides assistance for
promotion of adventure activities and also for Establishment
and Development of Mountaineering Institutes.Financial assistance for various
activities under this scheme is limited to certain ceilings ,as indicated in the
q Assistance is also provided for the Establishment of Youth Hostels to promote youth
tourism. Construction of Youth Hostels has been conceived as a joint venture of the
Central and State Governments. The Central Government bears the cost of construction if
the State Government provides 1.5 to 2 acres of developed
land free of cost with water/ electricity , approach roads and staff quarters. An amount
of Rs.1.60 lakhs is also sanctioned to State Governments for purchase of hostel equipments
q The Ministry also provides Assistance for Scouting & Guiding activities
on the part of young boys and girls to develop their character and inculcate in them a
spirit of patriotism, social service and communal harmony. Non-recurring central grant is
given to the Government of India recognised Scouting and Guiding organisations with
adequate experience, resource and separate legal entity. Central grant is given for
conducting scouting and guiding camps, training programmes, holding periodical meets at
national level on the theme of scouting and guiding ,monitoring and evaluation, and
coordination of scouting and guiding activities in India and sharing of experience with
other countries, travelling for participation
in important national and international seminars on scouting and guiding and for research
and publication on scouting and guiding .
Financial assistance for various activities is limited to
certain ceilings as indicated in the guidelines.
q The Ministry implements a Programme of National Integration and supports a
host of activities designed to promote integration.
q The Ministry provides Assistance to Youth Clubs in order to enable
youth to mobilize themselves for their own as well as the communitys welfare.
.One-time financial assistance of Rs 10,000/- in normal areas and Rs.15,000/-in tribal
areas can be given to each Youth Club under this scheme. For promoting Voluntary Sports
Clubs, one in each block in a phased manner, one-time financial assistance of Rs.30,000/-
in normal areas and Rs.45,000/- in tribal areas per club is given. One-time financial
assistance of Rs.30,000/- is also provided to
Youth Development Centres which are to serve
as the hub of information for the youth from a cluster of 10-15 villages in the area.
q The Ministry also gives away National Youth Awards and Youth Club Awards for
outstanding services rendered by the youth
and Youth Clubs to the community.
q The Ministry provides Financial Assistance
to NGOs for Imparting Vocational Training and Entrepreneurial Skills to the youth,
based on local needs and talents. Assistance is also given to NGOs for holding Youth
leadership training programmes and exhibitions involving arts, crafts, folk dances,
paintings and various social themes concerning the role of youth. Similar scheme of financial assistance to NGOs for
the benefit of Youth belonging to backward/tribal areas and tribes is also being
implemented by the Ministry. Financial
assistances for various programmes is limited to certain ceilings as indicated in the
q Through its newly launched Pilot Scheme of National Reconstruction Corps
taken up in 80 selected districts, the Ministry provides opportunities to young women and
men to dedicate voluntarily one year of their life to the task of national reconstruction.
q This Ministry, being the Nodal Agency
for United Nations Volunteer Scheme, helps
Indian Nationals to serve as UN Volunteers in developing and underdeveloped countries. Youth delegations are exchanged with foreign
countries for participation in various youth programmes under the scheme of Exchange of Youth Delegations at
International levels.. Through the Commonwealth Youth Programme, visit of youth
delegates is organised to Commonwealth countries in the Asian Region .Collaborative
programmes are also organised in the areas of
q The Ministry implements the National Service Volunteer Scheme aimed at
providing opportunities to students to involve themselves on voluntary basis in nation
q Through the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development,
Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu (RGNIYD) an
autonomous institution funded fully by the Government, the Ministry promotes training of youth functionaries and seeks
to develop it as a centre for research, evaluation and documentation in the field of
It shall be the endeavour of the
Ministry to ensure that proposals for financial assistance under various
schemes/programmes are examined and disposed of within the time frame given below: -
q Receipt of Proposal
Issue of acknowledgement within 3 days.
Complete the examination of the proposal within 30 days of receipt (zero day).
Consideration by Grant-in-Aid and such
other concerned Committees within 45 days of receipt
Consideration by Integrated Finance Division within 75 days of receipt.
Issue of sanction/rejection letter as the case may be, within 90 days of receipt.
q Receipt of Accounts and Utilization
Consideration by IFD within 30 days.
Issue of sanction letter within 45 days.
q Receipt of Surety Bond/PSR
Release of funds within 15 days of
receipt of Pre-stamped Receipt/Surety Bond.
Grievances received in the public
grievances cell are disposed off under the following norms set by the Department of
Personnel and Public Grievances:-
i). Issue of
acknowledgement /interim reply
: 2 weeks
to the petitioner:.
Forwarding of the grievances petition.
: 2 weeks
to the concerned Authority:
iii) Final disposal of transferred/referrd cases
Issue of factual information on Parliament
: 2 days
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communication from members of the public and staff aggrieved by any action
on the part of any officer of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports or those
its field organizations.
grievances pertaining to Ministry can be addressed to Shri B.K.Das, Joint
Secretary/ Director (Public Grievances), Ministry of Youth Affairs and
Sports,504-B`Wing` Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi (Phone 23384441
FAX 23384441, Email email@example.com)
Grievances pertaining to Subordinate
/Autonomous Organisations may be addressed to the following officers:-
1. Shri K Narsimha, Secretary, Sports
India, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. New Delhi Phone.No.24353067
Executive Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan,
East Plaza.I.G.Stadium, New Delhi.Phone.2339966 Fax.No.23399886 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Shri Dr. K.K. Verma
Vice-Chanchellor, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical
Education, Shakti Nagar, Gwalior.474002(M.P.)
4. Shri R.Sellamuthu, Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth
Bheemanthangal Sriperumbudur,-602105, Tamil Nadu
5.Shri H.S.Kingra, Programme Adviser, NSS, 507.B `C` Wing, Shastri
Bhavan, New Delhi. Phone. 3384072, Fax011-23384513 , E-mail
Bureau heads of Youth Affairs & Sports will annually review the charter and a
performance audit will be conducted by an outside agency identified by the Ministry.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has already set up a Public Grievance
Cell for receiving complaints/suggestions from the public/individuals/users and clients on
the functioning of the Ministry. The Ministry will welcome suggestions from the
public/users and clients/others