(Last Updated On: November 13, 2015)
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Govt of India on 13-November, 2015 issued the following pess release
Financial Assistance from National Sports Development Fund for training under TOP Scheme to Rohan Bopanna
Tennis player Rohan Bopanna has been selected under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme for financial assistance from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) for training as part of preparation for Olympic 2016. He has been allocated a budget of Rs 60.00 Lacs for customized training. Consequently, his request for financial assistance for availing of the services of personal coach and physical trainer has been considered. It is noted that Rohan Bopanna intend to avail of the services of Mr. Scott Davidoff as Personal Coach and Mr. Yash R Pandey as Physical Trainer.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved in-principle Bopanna’s request for payment of USD 3000 per week as coaching fee and USD 2000 per week as fee to the Physical Trainer. It is noted Rohan Bopanna is participating in competitions regularly and therefore, it is presumed that the training will not be continuous. Therefore, Rohan Bopanna is required to submit the actual schedule of training.
Financial Assistance up to Rs 30.00 Lacs (being 50% of the budget allocated to Rohan Bopanna ) will be released in installments after getting the actual schedule of training with supporting documents. The release of the balance amount will be made after selection of his partner in Doubles/Mixed Doubles.