Cadets Selection criteria fixed by Sports Authority of India

By | March 16, 2016
(Last Updated On: March 16, 2016)

Tie up of SAI for setting up of CRPF sports company

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that the Government of India through Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved establishment of a Boys Sports Company to be run by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Padma, Hazaribagh (Jharkhand).

Sports Authority of India proposes to provide the following financial assistance to CRPF for Boys Sports Company:-

ParticularsAmount in Rs.
Boarding/lodging 330 days per trainee per year175.00
Sports Kit (per trainee, per annum) (Max. Rs. 5000) 
Educational Expenses (per trainee, per annum) 
Competition Exposure (per trainee, per annum)12000.00
Medical (per trainee, per annum) 
Insurance (per trainee, per annum) 
Sports Equipment (per annum)27500.00
Maintenance of Playfield20000.00
Magazine/Periodical (per annum)2500.00
One time grant of linen and Blankets, per trainee.2000.00

One time grant for creation and development of infrastructure and purchase of essential sports equipments upto a maximum of Rs. 3.00 lakh.


In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, one time issue of training kit/aid, in the shape of Audio-Video equipments, special training equipment like multi-gym, wrestling mat, training films, etc. upto a maximum of Rs. 1.00 lakh. CRPF authorities have been requested to identify sports disciplines for Boys Sports Company to be set up at Padma, Hazaribagh. Cadets from the State of Jharkhand and adjoining States will be inducted in the proposed Boys Sports Company. Selection of Cadets will be carried out as per selection criteria fixed by Sports Authority of India, the details of which are given in Annexure.


Cadets Selection criteria fixed by Sports Authority of India.


i)`         Age :-

8 to 14 years.


  1. ii) Relaxation:-

However relaxation both for lower and upper age limit as well as induction can be granted by DG SAI in exceptional cases based upon outstanding performance in Battery of Test and also taking into account specific nature of sports. The performance of the trainees in the battery of test and achievements at the time of induction should be clearly documented.

The trainees, who failed in the Battery of test are provisionally selected and will be evaluated after six months for retention.

Battery of test result, specific test result and performance appraisal record considered at the time of admission should be properly documented as base performance so as to compare the performance enhancement of the trainees periodically.

A unique identity card (UID) number may be allotted to each trainee for the purpose of issue of UID Card and for maintaining data on computer.

Training diary of each individual trainee must be maintained, which will be taken into consideration at the time of retention and weeding out process.

iii)                Selection Criteria for Induction: –

a) Talents who are medal winners at District level Competitions or have participated in State level Competitions during the current or the year preceding admission may be admitted subject to age verification and being found medically fit.

b) Further talent may be selected by organizing the competitions among the short-listed talent in individual as well as in team events.

c) Talents who are medal winners in State/National level Competitions organized by recognized State or National Sports Federations may be admitted subject to medically found fit and after passing Anthropometric measurement, Physiological & Psychological tests and depending on age, discipline, event and evaluation of future potential.

iv) Pre-condition for Admission:-

The admission in the above two categories may be made based on the performance

indicators, Anthropometric measurement, Physiological & Psychological tests and depending on age, discipline, event and evaluation of future potential, battery of test result etc. are to be documented at the time of induction.

v) Medical Checkup and Battery of tests:- 

The talent selected on the above basis may be admitted after conducting specific skill

tests, motor quality tests, age verification, medical fitness tests and finding suitability for Army Recruitment in future as per Army QR so as to avoid future complication of finding the talent unfit for Army recruitment.

vi) Retention Criteria:-

Retention of the inmate will be based on his/her maintaining the minimum level of performance on the basis of which the inmate was admitted and also achieving the target set for the year.

vii)              Weeding out:-

  1. a) Not maintaining the expected level of performance
  2. b) Dope abuse, age fraud, misconduct.
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