Pension to Vetern Sportspersons
The Punjab Govt., Department of Sports provides pension to eminent veteran sportsmen who have excelled at International level during their youth and made the nation proud. Keeping in view their hard work and service to the nation, a pension of Rs. 1000/- per month is provided to the participants of Olympics/World Cup and Rs. 600/- per month to the participants of Asian Games/Commonwealth Games. At present 125 veteran sportsmen are benefitted from this scheme. There is a proposal to review the rates in the near future.
After the death of the pensioner, this benefit is given to the widow / minor child / children of the pensioner.