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No girls` admission facility in Maha sports academies: CAG

As many as 10 out of the total 11 sports academies in Maharashtra have no facilities for admission of girl students, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said.



Mumbai: As many as 10 out of the total 11
sports academies in Maharashtra have no facilities for
admission of girl students, the Comptroller and Auditor
General of India (CAG) has said.

As such, no girl was admitted in these 10 academies,
which indicates that adequate opportunities were not provided
for the talented girl students, CAG said in its report.

The Pune Sports Academy is the only exception, the report
said.

Setting up of non-residential sports academy in each
district for boys and girls would give equal opportunity to
the girls to prove their talent in sports, the report, tabled
in the state legislature last week, said.

Though sports academies are supposed to develop
sportspersons for both national and international sports
meets, the students did not win any medals in sports
competitions like Asian Games, Olympic Games or World
Championship during the last 15 years, CAG said.

Besides, except for the Pune Sports Academy (which has
coaches for 13 disciplines), five academies had coaching
facility for only two disciplines and the other five academies
had coaching facility for only one discipline, CAG said.

Due to unsatisfactory performance of the academies at
national and international level and also considering the
large expenditure incurred on them, it was suggested in
September 2003 to close the residential academies except Pune
Academy.

However, on the direction of the minister concerned, it
was decided to continue these academies.

PTI

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