The consolidated budget estimate of Rs 67.32 crore is for financial year 2020-21 and subsequent four years.
Interestingly, two federations — Rowing Federation of India and Indian Golf Union — which were given provisional recognition after the first set of 54 NSFs in May, feature in the new affidavit.
Residential trainees will have to submit a mandatory COVID-19 negative report before being allowed inside the premises.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju sanctioned the ex-gratia financial assistance to the Uttar Pradesh athletes under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.
The Supreme Court said that the ministry and the Indian Olympic Association are not required to seek Delhi HC's nod before granting recognition to sports federations.
Sarkar and Bardhan are wondering what went wrong and whether others with smaller achievements were preferred over them by the Sports Ministry.
This is the second time since 2016 that four athletes have been finalised for the country's highest sporting honour.
Judo body is the only one to miss the August 13 deadline to reply on their office-bearers' age and tenure as sought by the Ministry.
“I have nothing against any federation nor want to disrupt sports in India,” said petitioner Rahul Mehra. “All I want is that these federations follow the sports code as mandated by the government.”
It is understood that the sports ministry sent its approval on Monday to the BCCI, allowing it to take the multi-million dollar T20 event out of the country.
The increased remuneration and longer contract periods, according to the ministry, would attract ex-elite athletes into the high performance sporting ecosystem.
The contracts, though for four years, will be reviewed annually and extended on the basis of a coach’s overall performance, indicated by the performance of athletes in major international events.
However, with as many as 54 federations derecognised, accounting will become a daunting task.
Federations are not overtly worried as there are no sporting activities going on. Under normal circumstances, hosting nationals and receiving grants from the ministry would have been affected.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the ministry to recall the order granting provisional renewal of recognition till September 30 to 54 NSFs.