Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund For Sportspersons

24 May 2021 Current Affairs:The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved a grant of Rs 200,000 for V Tejaswini Bai of Karnataka, who won the Arjuna Award in 2011 and was a member of the women’s Kabaddi team, that won gold medal games at the Asian Olympic Games in 2014 and 2014 respectively. The Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS) has approved financial assistance.

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.

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