Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund For Sportspersons
About the Fund:
♦ Founded in March 1982 with the goal of assisting outstanding athletes from the past who were living in impoverished circumstances and had brought glory to the country through sports.
♦ In May 2016, the scheme was revised to provide lump sum ex-gratia assistance to outstanding athletes from the past.
♦ The provision for a pension has been eliminated because there is already a Scheme of Pension for Meritorious Sportspersons.