Rajyavardhan Rathore said that Press Council of India “has raised its concern about the authenticity and credibility of the reports and the basis on which the ranking is done and also the methodology used to rank the nations”.
Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta feels that the Indian athletes should be allowed to fly business class for international tournaments and have their dietary allowances doubled.
Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore asserted that centralisation of the process of distribution of funds to athletes preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games has made bureaucratic hurdles a thing of past.
Licences were cancelled for different reasons such as denial of security clearance by the Home Ministry, request of cancellation by the channel’s owner, the channel being non-operational, not submitting permission fees, and violation of guidelines.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore announced that the government is looking to launch a project that will identify the potential and hone the skills of 8-10 years of age in the country and provide them scholarships.