Special Provisions / Services

There are certain special provisions offered by UP Sports Departments to all the sports players of the State that have excelled in their respective fields, they are as follows:

  • Meritorious sports persons that are natives of Uttar Pradesh and have acquired medals in international events like Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and many more are directly recruited on the post of Gazetted officers in various departments.
  • There is a special provision for rewarding Olympic Game medalists with cash prizes where gold medalist gets Rs.6.00 crore, silver medalists gets Rs. 4.00 crore and bronze medalist gets Rs.2 crore in singles. Whereas in team games, gold medalist gets Rs. 3 crores, silver medalists get Rs.2.00 crores and bronze medalists get Rs.1.00 crore as reward and players who participated in the aforesaid games gets Rs.10 lacs for encouragement.
  • There is also a special provision for rewarding Common Wealth Game medallists where gold medallists gets Rs.50.00 lacs, silver medal gets Rs.30.00 lacs and bronze medal winner gets Rs.15 lacs in singles games. Whereas in team events, gold medallists gets Rs.30 lacs, silver medallist gets Rs.15 lacs, bronze medallists gets Rs.10.00 lacs. Along with this Rs.5 lacs reward is goven to all participants in aforesaid games for encouragement.
  • UP Sports Department also take care of the national Padam Shree and Padam Bhushan award winning eminent players and has a special provision of providing monthly financial assistance of Rs.20,000.00 to Arjuna, Dronacharya and Khel Ratan awardees.
  • The special provision of honouring sports persons with Rani Laxibai Award is now raised from Rs.50,000 to Rs.3,11,000 cash.
  • UP Sports Department also pays special attention to the diets of the sports players by increasing the diet money of sportspersons who are part of the residential sports hostel, sports colleges, central coaching camps and national championships.
  • To update trainers with efficient sports techniques and skills, refreshment courses are organized by the UP Sports Department from time to time for various disciplines.
  • Along with these provisions to honour and encourage wrestlers of the state the sum of money given to wrestlers is now doubled.
  • In Special Olympics World Summer Games (USA) 2015, medallists from Uttar Pradesh who received gold medal were given Rs. 10.00 lacs; silver medallists were given Rs. 5.00 lacs, whereas bronze medallists were given Rs. 2.00 lacs as a reward.
  • Provision of free allocation/ reservation facility of rooms, playground and swimming pools was made for general class sportspersons of recognized federations/association and handicapped players for the national/state level competitions.
  • Establishment of international level astro turf and flood lights in Dhyanchand Hockey stadium situated in Guru Govind Singh Sports College, Lucknow.
  • Establishment of state's first flood light in Dhyanchand Hockey Stadium of Sports College for providing international facilities to hockey players.
  • Establishment of ultra-modern classrooms for providing high quality education to sports students in Guru Govind Singh Sports College.
  • After 10 years, the prize money for 04 All India Competitions has been doubled.
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