Rate of
       S.                                                                                    Pension
                                Category of Meritorious Sportspersons
       No                                                                                    (₹/per
                                                                                             month)
       1     Medallists at the Olympic Games / Para Olympic Games                            20,000
       2     Gold medallists at the World Cup/World Championship* in Olympic and             16,000
             Asian Games disciplines
             Silver and Bronze medallists at the World Cup in Olympic and Asian
       3                                                                                     14,000
             Games disciplines
       4     Gold medallists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games/Para Asian Games                14,000
             Silver and Bronze medallists of the Asian/Commonwealth Games/ Para
       5                                                                                     12,000
             Asian Games
      * World Cup/World Championship held once in four years only shall be considered.
      Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund
           The name of National Welfare Fund for sportspersons was changed to Padit Deendayal
      Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for sportspersons from 2017. This Fund was set up in 1982
      with a view to assisting outstanding sportspersons of yesteryears, living in indigent
      circumstances who had won glory for the country in sports. Assistance is given in the form of
      lumpsum financial assistance, to sportspersons or their families in case of sustaining a fatal
      injury during training for, or participation in, an international competition; sportsperson
      sustaining injury other than a fatal injury, families of sportspersons living in indigent
      circumstances, for medical treatment of sportspersons, and for sports promoters (referees,
      coaches and umpires) living in indigent circumstances. Assistance is provided to those whose
      monthly income from all sources is less than ₹ 2,00,000/- per annum.
      Scheme of Assistance for Anti-Doping Activities
           Doping is the deliberate or inadvertent use by sportspersons of a substance or method
      banned by Medical Commission of International Olympic Committee / World Anti Doping
      Agency (WADA). In pursuit of gold and glory, large numbers of sportspersons all over the world
      are tempted to use performance enhancing substances in an effort to gain a competitive edge over
      others. India is no exception to this malaise. Recognizing the urgent need for embarking upon a
      concerted effort to check doping in collaboration with the global anti doping community, the
      Government of India became one of the members of the Foundation Board of WADA, set up
      with the initiative of the International Olympic Committee.
      National Anti Doping Agency
           National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), set up in 2009, is the national organization
      responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring the doping control programme in sports
      in the country. The Anti Doping rules of NADA are compliant with the Anti Doping Code of
      WADA.