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Sports Ministry launches online portal for schemes, rewards, benefits

  • IBEF
  • July 11, 2022

Mr. Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Information and Broadcasting launched online portal for schemes of department of sports, national sports development fund (NSDF) website and revised scheme of cash award, national welfare and pension to sportspersons on 8 July, 2022.

According to Mr. Thakur, the initiatives, are "revolutionary" and would further help the government to reach its objective of digital India by promoting transparency and accountability.

Active athletes can now apply online on the department of sports' website for government recognition and awards, while businesses, PSUs, and people can contribute to the NSDF fund on the newly launched website. All NSDF contributions are exempt from income tax.

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