Additional personal pay for govt staff to participate in sport

New Delhi: All central government employees who participate in national and international sporting events will get double the amount of existing special pay, between Rs 210 and Rs 1,000.

Such sportsmen will get a minimum of Rs 210, which may go up to Rs 1,000, as special pay in addition to their salary, according to an order issued today by the Ministry of Personnel.

"The personal pay will be related to the Grade Pay corresponding to the post against which the employee concerned had initially earned or will earn the personal pay," it said.

The personal pay is to be granted from the first of the month following the month in which the sporting events are completed and will not count for any service matter like pay fixation on promotion, retirement benefit or Dearness Allowance or City Compensatory Allowance.

The decision was taken in order to motivate government employees to participate more in sports.

The revised rate are applicable prospectively from September 1, 2013, the order said.