Action will be taken against sports federations for any discrepancy in selection process, says sports minister Kiren Rijiju

  • Selection process of sports persons for international competitions is clean and transparent and there is no scope for discrepancy, sports minister Kiren Rijiju said.

  • He said the government has a very comprehensive plan under which sports persons are being provided all kinds of assistance through sports federations.

  • Rijiju also said the government keeps helping former players too.

New Delhi: The selection process of sports persons for international competitions is clean and transparent and there is no scope for discrepancy, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

 Action will be taken against sports federations for any discrepancy in selection process, says sports minister Kiren Rijiju

File image of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. Twitter/@KirenRijiju

Rijiju also said the government bears the cost of training, travel and other expenses of sports persons who are trained to take part in different competitions.

"The selection process is very clean, transparent and fair. We have told the sports federations that if there is any discrepancy, the government will take action," he said during Question Hour.

The sports minister said the government has a very comprehensive plan under which sports persons are being provided all kinds of assistance through sports federations.

"All sports federations, including the Indian Olympic Association, are happy with the government," he said.

Rijiju also said the government keeps helping former players too.

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Updated Date: Nov 21, 2019 13:25:12 IST