The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that development and maintenance of sports infrastructure such as sports stadia, etc., are the primary responsibility of the State Governments. However, the Government of India is maintaining, through the Sports Authority of India (SAI), five stadia in Delhi namely Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Maj. Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Indira Gandhi Stadium, Dr. Shyama Prasad MujherjeeSwimming Pool Complex and Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, These five international standard stadia are mainly used for training/preparation of elite athletes for participating in international tournaments/games and for holding international events. Qualified coaches of SAI are working in all these five stadia. SAI is having regional training Centres across the country and operating various sports promotional schemes, wherein only qualified coaches have been posted.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today Shri Jitendra Singh said, upon demand of the State Governments, SAI had also provided qualified coaches to their State and district Coaching Centres across the country. Since SAI was facing acute shortage of Coaches, a policy decision was taken to provide coaches for SAI’s won schemes only. However, around 259 SAI’s coaches are still working in various State Coaching Schemes (SSC) and University Field Schemes (UFS). The State-wise details of number of SAI’s coaches under SSC and UFS are as under:
LIST OF SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA COACHES POSTED IN STATE COACHING CENTRES
|S.No.||State/UTs||Number of Coach|
|5.||Daman and Diu||02|
|11.||Jammu & Kashmir||10|