1. Grant-in-aid to H.P. Sports Council:-
The Himachal Pradesh Sports council has been constituted to boost the activities of Sports in the Pradesh. During the year 2015-16, budget to the tune of Rs. 80.00 lacs has been kept to run its various sports activities which include grant-in-aid to recognized State Sports Associations, voluntary sports clubs, District Sports councils, organization of rural/women sports tournaments, coaching camps, Dr. Y.S. Parmar Memorial Volleyball tournament and cash awards to outstanding sports persons in the State.
2. Stipend for NIS trinees and Scholarship to Non-student Sports Persons:-
An amount of Rs. 0.48 lacs was spent in order to give scholarship and stipend to NIS trainees and outstanding non student sports persons during the financial year 2014-15. An amount of Rs. 2400/- per annum per player was given to NIS trainees, whereas Rs.1,200/- per annum per player was given to non-student sports persons of the State. The number of beneficiaries are 30 NIS trainees/ non-student sports persons. A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
3. Organisation of Coaching camps:
During the year 2014-15, coaching camps in various disciplilnes have been organised in the State in which more than 1500 sportspersons were involved by incurring an expenditure of Rs.10.00 lacs. Coaching was provided in a scientific way by the department at various coaching centres prior to participation in various State, Sub Junior, Junior and Senior National tournaments to the selected players of the State. A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
4. Purchase of Sports equipments:-
During the year 2014-15 an amount of Rs. 11.03 lacs has been spent for the purchase of consumable and non-consumable sports equipments for various district coaching centres, Sports Hostel Una and Bilaspur and Indoor stadium Una, Shimla, Kangra and Bilaspur. A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
5. Sports Hostel:-
Two Sports Hostels, Una and Bilaspur are functioning in the game of Wrestling, Athletics, Judo, Volleyball, Hockey, Handball and Kabaddi respectively. During the financial year 2014-15, 140 sports persons were admitted in these sports hostels who are being provided free boarding and lodging medical and sports kit by the Department. During the year 2014-15 an amount of Rs. 72-10 lacs was provided to these sports hostels.A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
6. Construction of playfields:-
Keeping in view the demands of the general public an amount of Rs. 51.99 lacs has been spent on the construction of play fields under (SCSP) in the Pradesh during the year 2014-15. And 52 playfields are being constructed under SCSP.A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
7. Organisation of women Sports Tournament:-
The Department has organized Women sports tournament at Block, District & State Level in the games Badminton, Table-Tennis, Athletics, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey, Hanball and, Kho-Kho under Rajeev Gandhi Khel Abhiyan mission of GOI. State Level women Sports tournament has been organized at Distt.Mandi. An amount of Rs. 34.78 lac has been spent for the organization of Block, Distt. and State level tournaments. During year 2014-15. In total 10829 girls participated in these competitions during 2014-15.A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
8. Organization of sports for Physically challenged sports person.
To encourage the physically challanged sports persons, this year also the Department of Youth Services & Sports has organized Distt. & State level sports tournaments. An amount of Rs. 10.00 lacs was spent for this purpose. The State level tournaments was organized at Distt. Kullu 2nd & 3rd December, 2014. A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
9. PANCHYAT YUVA KRIDA AUR KHEL ABHIYAN (PYKKA) :-
Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan was launched in the Year 2008-09. Now it is renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) in February, 2014. Under this scheme the department constructing Sports Infrastructure i.e. Indoor Stadiums and Outdoor Stadiums and as well las annual competition in ten discipline for boys and girls. Under this scheme the department has spent Rs. 1,49,00,000/- under Annual competitions for the conduct of rural Sports from Block to State level competitions during 2014-15. In addition to this State has spent recurring grant to the tune of Rs. 2,99,20,000 under the old scheme PYKKA for the purchase of sports equipment,Honorarium Maintenance of sports fields etc.
The achievement of the department under old scheme PYKKA and RGKA at National Level Rural Sports competition in the discipline of Boxing is 1 Gold Medal, 2 Bronze Medal and 1 Silver,Judo is 1 Silver, 4 Bronze and Badminton 1 Bronze for the year 2014-15.
In total 27,866 boys and girls participated in these competitions during 2014-15.
10. Financial Assistance under Central Sponsored Scheme.
The Govt. of India has released a sum of Rs. 173.32 lacs under the centrally sponsored scheme for the organization of N.S.S activities during the year 2014-15 and an amount of Rs. 87.00 lacs has been provided by the State Govt. for this purpose. In NSS activities 71500 Volunteers has participated.A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
11. Categorization of Sports Associations.
H.P. Sports Council working under this Deptt has categorized State Sports Associations in category A,B and C (List at Annexure-I ). During the Financial year 2014-15 grant has been inhanced and annual grant @ Rs.100,000/-, Rs. 75,000/- and Rs. 50,000/-respectively is being given to the Sports Associations as per their Categorization . During the year 2014-15, a sum of Rs. 20.00 lacs has been provided as Grant in Aid to various associations for undertaking their activities. Beside these, special grant for the organization of North Zone, Sr./Junior National level tournaments are also provided to the State Association on their demand. A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
12. Cash Award to outstanding sportspersons
Rs. 94.00 lacs under cash award scheme were given to 106 outstanding sportspersons who won medals at National and International sports events, during 2014-15. These sportspersons were hounoured in the State level/Distt level Statehood/Republic day functions throughout the State.A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
1. Grant-in-aid to H.P. State Youth Board:-
State Youth Board provides grant-in-aid to Distt. Youth Boards, Yuva Mandals/Voluntary Organisation for Cultural, Sports and adventure activities. During the year 2015-16, an amount of Rs. 70.00 lacs have been given as grant-in-aid to the H.P. State Youth Board.
2. Organisation of Work camps/Youth leadership training Camps.
Under this programme, youth are involved in social activities such as levelling of playfields, plantation of trees, construction of mule path etc. and to imbibe in them the spirit of eradication of social evils and involve them in the activities of bringing social reforms and national reconstruction. These camps were organised at the District level in all districts. This year these work camps were contected for water restore. Youth leadership training camps were also organised in each district. Under this programme, an amount of Rs.16.00 lacs have been spent during 2014-15.A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
3. Training facilities in Indira Gandhi State Sports Complex at Shimla:-
At Indira Gandhi Sports Complex Shimla, facilities for training in Badminton, Judo, Taikwando, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Boxing, Wrestling and Multigym are available to the sportspersons and a token fee is being charged from the the players. Lodging facilites are also being provided to the players.
4 . Establishment of Nodal Youth Clubs:-
Under the three tier Panchayati Raj system, it is the endeavour of the Department to establish a Nodal Youth Club in every Panchayt in a phased manner. 77 Nodal Youth Club have been established in each Block and these clubs are functioning as an unit of the Department for the implementation of its schemes. During the year 2014-15 one Volunteer has deployed in each distt headquarter. An amount of Rs . 47.00 lacs has been released during 2014-15 to all the Districts from State Youth Board. In all the 77 Development Blocks, Youth Volunteers have been appointed. A budget provision of Rs. has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
5. Organisation of Youth festivals :-
A sum of Rs. 26.00 lacs has been spent during the year 2014-15, 7850 Youth participated in one Act play, Folk Dance, Classical Vocal, Flutes, Harmonium, Tabla, Folk Song and allied activities at District and State level Youth Festivals. State level Youth festival was organised at Jawalaji (Kangra) . Seventy Two youths from the state has Participated in National Youth Festival organized in the state of Asam w.e.f.8/01/2015 to 12/01/2015 in different events in which state won 1st position in Kathak and 3rd Position in the event of Sitar recitation. A budget provision of Rs.30.00 lacs has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.
6. National Youth Day/Week:-
For this purpose, an amount of Rs .4.00 lacs has been spent by the Youth Board during the year 2014-15, 120 youth from 10 districts participated in State level National Youth Day held at Shimla on 19th January, 2015.A budget provision of Rs.4.00 lacs has been kept for the purpose during the current financial year 2015-16.