Sports Ministry launches online portal for schemes, awards for sportspersons

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Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched an online portal for schemes, awards for sportspersons on 8th July.

  • Important facts

  • The ministry launched an online portal for schemes of the sports department, website of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) and revised scheme of cash rewards, national welfare and pension for sportspersons.

  • Active sports persons can now apply online on the sports department's portal while corporates, PSUs and individuals can contribute to the NSDF fund on its new website.

  • This will help in bringing transparency and accountability, besides giving a boost to the 'Digital India Mission' of the government.

  • This will help the players to apply online and get their money in limited time.

  • National Sports Development Fund (NSDF)

  • Established in 1998 under the Charitable Endowments Act, 1890

  • Its purpose is to provide speed and flexibility in assisting sports.

  • The fund helps sportspersons achieve excellence by providing them technical as well as opportunities to be trained by coaches of international repute.

  • It provides financial assistance for development of infrastructure and other activities to promote sports.

  • The fund is managed by a council constituted by the central government.

  • Chairperson - Union Minister in charge of Youth Affairs and Sports

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