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Haryana issues bizarre 'diktat', asks athletes to share income with state

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 8, 2018, 11:54 am IST
Updated Jun 8, 2018, 3:17 pm IST
Athletes to deposit one-third of their income earned from professional sports or commercial endorsements.
Manohar Lal Khattar government makes a bizzare move to improve infrastructure of sports in Haryana. (Photo: PTI)
 Manohar Lal Khattar government makes a bizzare move to improve infrastructure of sports in Haryana. (Photo: PTI)

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.

 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

 

 

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