No.AIRF/413 Dated: November 30, 2020
Sub: Cash Award Policy for Indian Railways Sportspersons, including Coaches and Officials, for their outstanding achievements in the field of sports
Ref.: Jt. Secretary, Railway Sports Promotion Board’s letter No.RSPB/2010/Policy/Cash Award dated 16.08.2010
In terms of aforementioned letter of Railway Board, Coaches of the Team/Individual Sports persons who have won medal (Gold, Silver, Bronze) are also entitled for payment of Cash Award @ 50% of the amount payable to the Team/Individual Sportsperson winning medal in any sport event mentioned therein.
Complaints are pouring in AIRF Office that, in case of Cash Award to the Coaches of the winning Team/Individual Sportsperson is not being paid(the amount payable to them) in terms of Railway Board’s letter ibid dated 16.08.2010 and they are being paid a very small amount, which is highly unfair. This also tells upon the prestige of the Coaches who are former International/National Sports persons of repute, as such, keeping their dignity in view, full Cash Award, permissible in terms of Railway Board’s letter dated
16.08.2010, should invariably be paid to them to boost their morale and further motivate them to work with more dedication and sincerity while providing coaching to the Team/Individual Sportsperson.
An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.