Rishitha Jaladi(Intern Journalist): The Sports Ministry on Saturday decided to give Rs 2 lac cap on the salary of every Indian coach training the elite athletes to encourage them to better in the future. the panel decided to extend the contracts of all foreign coaches till September 30 next year and to make all future hiring – both Indian and foreign, for a four-year cycle in sync with the Olympics to ensure continuity.
Several Indian coaches are working day and night to train their athletes and getting desirable results. The government is also keen to attract the best coaching talent from across the country to train elite athletes and we do not want the cap on compensation to be a deterrent for good coaches to join,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said in a release.
Eminent coaches already working in various Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) would also be allowed to join on deputation and be eligible for the 4-year contract as well as the higher salary structure. The remuneration will be decided on the basis of the ex-elite athlete”s performance as an athlete as well as his or her success as a coach.