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SAI sanctions Rs 6.52 crore as out of pocket allowance for Khelo India athletes

SAI has sanctioned to release a total of INR. 6.52 crore as an Out of Pocket Allowance for a total of 2189 Khelo India Athletes across 21 disciplines.

SAI sanctions Rs 6.52 crore as out of pocket allowance for Khelo India athletes
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Sports Authority of India

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2022-06-15T14:15:29+05:30

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has sanctioned to release a total of INR. 6.52 crore as an Out of Pocket Allowance (OPA) for a total of 2189 Khelo India Athletes (KIAs) across 21 disciplines, including para, for the months of April to June 2022.

A financial assistance of INR. 6.28 lakhs is allocated for each residential athlete training at the accredited academies as per the annual Khelo India scholarship scheme. That includes an out of pocket allowance of INR. 1.20 lakh.
The OPA is transferred directly to the athlete's bank account, whereas the rest of the amount is spent on the athlete's training, fooding, lodging and education at the Khelo India Academy where the athlete trains.
It also includes expenses towards travel to hometown, diet charges while at home and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by the athletes. The funding has been done as per the Khelo India Talent Development (KITD) Scheme.


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