GOVERNMENT IS STILL TO ISSUE ORDERS ON GRANT OF INCREMENT TO SPORTS PERSONS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AT NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVELS'
CONFEDERATION WRITES TO DOPT FOR EXPEDITING THE ISSUE OF ORDERS
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL
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D/14/2012 Dated: 28th December, 2012
The Secretary, Personnel,
Department of Personnel and Training,
New Delhi. 110- 001.
Sub:"incentive increments to sports persons for outstanding sports achievements, National and International levels.
Ref: Your letter MNo. 6/2/2008 Pay I dated August, 2008.
Kindly refer to the above cited letter.
The practice of giving incentive increments to the sportsperson who excel was to be replaced with lump sum grant. Views were called for by the Department of Personnel from all Ministries/Departments as also individuals. We have felt that there was no need to change the existing system as we found to be a better financial benefit in the longer run. Lumpsum grant however, large it may be will not help the persons who have worked hard in their youthful days. However, we felt that the sportsperson must have a say in the matter.
More than 4 years have passed now. No views from the Ministries or individuals seem to have been received by the Department of Personnel. Or if received it has not been made known.
It has been represented to us that in the name of changing the entire scheme itself, the incentive increment system was in vogue was discontinued with effect from 1.1.2006. As you are aware, the scheme was introduced in Government service with effect from 1985 with a view to attract the sports personnel to choose the Government service and more so to encourage them so that they can acquit themselves creditably.
We, in the circumstances, request that the incentive scheme may be revived and made effective from 1.1.2006. In the case of all allowances which are incentive in character, the Government had doubled the amount after the 6th CPC.
The action taken in this regard may please be intimated to us.