6- member committee sets-up by Sports MinistryFebruary 15, 2019
Sports ministry on Thursday constituted a 6- member committee to review the different award schemes. Justice(retd.) Indermeet Kaur Kochhar the head of the committee will only look after the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Awards, Dronacharya Awards, Dhyan Chand Awards, Rashtriya Khel Ratna Protsahan Puruskar and Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Trophy and special cash awards to international medal winners and their coaches.
6 times Winter Olympian and luge star Shiva Keshavan, former star athlete Ashwini Nachappa, Mohandas Pai and Rajesh Kalra, Chief Editor of Times Digital and Director or Deputy Secretary of the ministry are the other members of the committee.
The right of the committee are it can change the schemes if required, can increase and decrease the amount of the cash awards and it can decide the number of awards being given out per year.
The committee has been asked to submit its report within 10 days.