Panjab University’s Sports Committee has put forward a recommendation for increasing the monetary incentives given to sportspersons who bring accolades to the varsity in national and international sports events.
In the suggested Sports Award Policy, sportspersons will be grouped under three categories, and the incentives will be given accordingly. Category A-1 will comprise sportspersons participating in Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the World Cup. In Category A-2, participants of Champions Trophy, South Asian Games, Davis Cup and World University Championships will be awarded. Participants of One Day International matches, Test matches and Commonwealth Youth Games will be included.
Gold medal winners in Category A (international games) will now be awarded Rs 3.5 lakh against the previous award money of
Rs 2.5 lakh. Silver medal winners in the same category, who used to be awarded Rs 1.75 lakh earlier, will now be awarded Rs. 2.5 lakh. In Category B (National Games), a suggestion to increase the award money by Rs 10,000 has been put forward.
For team events as well, an increase in the award money has been put forward. Winning teams in Category A will now be given an award money of Rs 3 lakh as compared to Rs 1.75 lakh which was given
Further, the Sports Committee has recommended an increment in the incentives given to the coaches and managers of teams. As per the suggestion, coaches of winning teams will be given Rs 12,000, whereas managers of winning teams will now be given Rs 6,000 each.
PU Sports Committee is further contemplating on restoring the original status of the Directorate of Sports and Campus Sports by getting them to function as two separate units. As recommended, the Directorate of Sports will be headed by the Director of Physical Education, whereas the Campus Sports unit will be headed by the Dean Students’ Welfare of the varsity.
In a meeting held under the chairmanship of Dean University Instructions Professor A K Bhandari, the roles of the Directorate of Sports and Campus Sports were separately listed, which will now be discussed in the meeting of the PU Syndicate on November 22.