Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore had announced on Wednesday that the national sports body, Sports Authority of India (SAI) will be known as ‘Sports India’ from now on.
The decision was one among the multiple others announced by the Minister after the 50th Governing Body Meeting of SAI.
“Sports Authority of India name is being changed. Authority word is being removed. For now, it will be known as Sports India,” said Rathore. He added that a word like ‘authority’ is no longer relevant in the sporting world.
Announcing the other decisions, Rathore had said that the council has decided to not retain certain posts after officers on them retire. He has also announced that the daily expenses of food for the athletes are being raised, while declaring the formation of a committee for the same.
“Nutrition count of players of national academies has already been increased. We have increased the amount to Rs 450 which was till now less than Rs 300,” the Olympic silver-medalist added.
Further, the Union Minister has assured that coaches working under the organisation will be included into the decision-making process.