Medal winning sportspersons to get out of turn promotions

Medal winning sportspersons to get out of turn promotions

In a morale-booster for sportspersons, players working in central government will get upto three out of turn promotions during their service career for winning medals at various international events including Olympics.

The policy to promote sportspersons for excellence in international sports events got the nod of the Union Cabinet yesterday.

With this, all the sportspersons working with Central Government Ministries and Department will get upto three out of turn promotions in their service career for winning medals in Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Championships, a government release said.

The sportsperson winning a medal or more than one medal in a particular discipline, Team Events, Championships in a particular year will be eligible for an out of turn promotion in that year.

Further record-breaking medal winning performances in National Games will also be considered for one out of turn promotion during the service career.

Two out of turn promotions will be given for performance as a Coach, if he or she has trained a sportsperson who wins a medal in international sports events.

This would be in addition to the monetary reward scheme of the Government already in existence for all medal winners in international sports events and their coaches where the quantum of monetary rewards for individuals is upto Rs 50 lakh for medal winning performance in Olympic Games, Asian Games and World Championships.


The scheme for out-of-turn promotion to sportspersons and coaches will be framed by Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T).

The Government is of the view that the scheme will be helpful in improving performance of individual sportsperson and will play a big role in promotion of sports among the masses.

It views that the out of turn promotion to a coach will encourage formation of pool of talent within government organisations which can be effectively utilised for training sportspersons.

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