Haryana govt cancels endowment duty for CWG medallists after esteem income furore

 A record picture of Vinesh Phogat after winning a bullion endowment during a Commonwealth Games 2018


The Haryana supervision On Wednesday cancelled a felicitation duty for a state’s Commonwealth Games endowment winners after being threatened with a protest by tip athletes such as wrestler Vinesh Phogat and pike thrower Neeraj Chopra over a due cut in esteem money.

The duty was to be hold in Panchkula tomorrow (Thursday) though athletes such as Phogat, Chopra and fighter Manoj Kumar had refused to attend it, citing a cut due for athletes employed with units like a Railways and Services. While Phogat and Chopra had won bullion medals, Manoj claimed a bronze in a Gold Coast event.

“We have motionless to cancel tomorrow’s (April 26) programme. We will be holding a assembly shortly wherein we will examination a existent policy. Under a sports policy, it is utterly transparent that we have to give endowment income to those who have played from a state,” pronounced a Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij.

“There is no sustenance in a benefaction process to give endowment to those who have represented other bodies like Railways or a Army,” he added.

Vij pronounced even a reduced esteem income being designed for a likes of Phogat (Railways) and Chopra (Services) is a depart from a past sustenance of not awarding athletes belonging to other units.

“…we gave decrease in a process and deliberate even those players who play for bodies like Railways, lest they feel that they got any reduction than what their counterparts who paint a state get.

“Everyone is wakeful that Haryana gives top endowment money. What we had pronounced is that we will concede a esteem income that they get from their employer, in box of any, from a sum prerogative money,” Vij explained.

Vij pronounced that sportspersons’ conflict to a supervision devise is not justified.

“If we don’t go for reduction of this amount, afterwards those who played from Haryana, their prerogative income will be reduced since those who played from other bodies, they will take Rs one crore, let’s contend from Railways as good as get Rs 1.5 crore from a Haryana government. We will be holding a meeting. We will examination a existent policy,” he said.

The preparations for organising a mega awards duty during Panchkula had roughly been completed.

As per progressing programme, Governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki was to honour a endowment winners in a participation of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Sports Minister Anil Vij.

Of thee 22 CWG medallists from Haryana, 13 paint organisations such as Indian Railways and Army. The Haryana supervision was to felicitate all a 22 endowment winners.

However, debate pennyless out after a few of a endowment winners threatened protest if a supervision didn’t repel a preference of creation a reduction from their esteem money.

According to Haryana’s sports policy, a CWG bullion medallist from a state is to get Rs 1.5 crore, a silver-medallist Rs 75 lakh and a bronze-medallist Rs 50 lakh.

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