Gurgram: Athletes from Haryana were in for a shock after a bizarre move from the Haryana Government, which has asked them to deposit one-third of their income earned from professional sports or commercial endorsements to the Haryana State Sports Council.
In a notice issued by the government, which is dated dated 30 April 2018, the money deposited by the sportspersons will be used for Haryana Sports Council for development of sports in the state.
According to ANI, athletes who are employed in any department of the State Government or any other government bodies will be given extraordinary leave (without pay) to take part in the tournaments and they will have to deposit a third of their earnings via these competitions.
#Haryana Govt notification dated 30 April 2018 asks sports-persons to deposit one-third of their income earned from professional sports or commercial endorsements to the Haryana State Sports Council, amount to be used for development of sports in the state. pic.twitter.com/I254k976lZ— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2018
A large chunk of athletes, who are coming from the state of Haryana have been winning accolades for India at the international level in various sports like Wrestling, Boxing, Kabaddi, etc.
Haryana government's bizzre decision have seen strong reactions coming from Indian athletes who have either not favoured the policy or want the policy to be reviewed
Does the government even realize how much of hard work a sportsperson puts in? How can they ask for one-third of the income? I do not support this at all. Govt should've at least discussed it with us: Wrestler Babita Phogat to ANI on Haryana govt's notification (File Pic) pic.twitter.com/s1UTKJ03TP— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2018
I am saddened by notification. It seems as if illiterate people are making policies. Do they not know that we're already paying taxes on money we win in competitions. If this is how things are going to work the medal count will go down: Babita Phogat on Haryana Govt notification pic.twitter.com/YOSLS4tFDZ— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2018
This policy should be reviewed. Govt should establish a committee of senior sportspersons & take their input before forming a policy of this type. This will affect the morale of sportspersons & might affect their performance as well: Sushil Kumar, on Haryana Govt's notification pic.twitter.com/NXcZ9WZsWC— ANI (@ANI) June 8, 2018
ऐसे अफसर से राम बचाए, जब से खेल विभाग में आए है तब से बिना सिर -पैर के तुग़लकी फ़रमान जारी किए जा रहे है।हरियाणा के खेल-विकास में आपका योगदान शून्य है किंतु ये दावा है मेरा इसके पतन में आप शत् प्रतिशत सफल हो रहे है।अब हरियाणा के नए खिलाड़ी बाहर पलायन करेंगे और SAHAB आप ज़िम्मेदार pic.twitter.com/YazW6YLqTB— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) June 8, 2018
इनको तो ये भी नहीं पता की pro-league जब होती है तो खिलाड़ी जो विभिन्न camp में रहते है , इसमे हिस्सा लेते है । कितनी बार छुट्टियों का approval कहा - कहा से लेते रहेंगे।अनुभव है कि नाम-चीन खिलाड़ी जब “साहब” को सलामी नहीं ठोकते तो नए-नए पैंतरे अपनाते है उन्हे अपने पीछे भगाने के ।— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) June 8, 2018
हरियाणा में खेलों को बढ़ावा देने वाली सरकारें तो देखी थी पर खेलों ओर खिलाड़ियों को धीरे -१ ख़त्म करने की नीति वाली सरकार पहली बार देख रहे हैं pic.twitter.com/lVggWOD8ln— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) June 8, 2018