The Government is supporting sportspersons through National Sports Federations for their training, foreign exposures and competitions to enable them to obtain maximum quota for participation in the Tokyo Olympics, 2020. Under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) customized training and allied facilities are also being made available to medal prospects and high achievers. Besides, ‘out of pocket allowance’ @ Rs. 50,000/- per month is given to the sportspersons included in TOPS for meeting their contingent and miscellaneous expenses.
This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.