The newly formed sports committee of the the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to cancel its agreement with the district sports authority for promotion of sports in the civic jurisdiction.
The agreement signed in 2008 envisaged a 10-year plan to promote sports under which the civic body was supposed to set up the sports infrastructure at 17 places where training was the responsibility of the district sports authority.
In a proposal tabled in the standing committee,the civic administration,based on a decision by elected representatives of the new civic sports panel,sought cancellation of the agreement with the district sports authority for 15 of these sites.
A list of 17 places had been identified for sports complexes. The PMC was to acquire land and build infrastructure and the district sports authority was to provide trainers, it said.
Each trainer was to be paid Rs 6,000 a month while nominal entry fee was proposed to be charged from citizens.
Accordingly,the programme was implemented at a rifle range and a football ground where training is being conducted by the district sports authority.
There are 15 places where it is yet to be launched.
In some cases,land is yet to be acquired or is being used for some other purpose and in some others,infrastructure development is still on.
The elected representatives have demanded that the programme in these 15 places be implemented by the PMC on its own and the agreement with district sports authority be cancelled.
The cancellation of agreement would mean elected representatives will appoint agencies of their choice for providing training at the civic sports centres, said a civic officer.