Special Casual Leave to sportspersons increased to 330 days, for training under Centre of Excellence
2. The matter has been considered by the Board and in partial supersession of instructions contained in Para 3 of letter dt. 17.11.2000 ibid, it has been decided to increase the maximum limit of Special Casual Leave to Railway sportspersons from 200 days to 330 days in a year for training under Centre of Excellence. The other terms and conditions contained in this office letter dt. 17.11.2000 ibid, shall remain unchanged.
2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
Copy of RSPB’s letter No. E[Sports]2000/Policy/COE dated 17.11.2000
Sub: Centre of Excellence conducted by Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Sports Authority of India have started a training scheme in selected disciplines to give extensive training to promising sportspersons in various regions under a "Centre of Excellence” scheme to impart them regular competitive training to prepare them for International Competitions. The duration of this training progranmme will be around 200 days in a year. The cost of the entire training will be borne by Sports Authority of India. During this training period sportspersons will be released on demand for representing their units in lnter -Departmental, National Competitions etc.
The question of granting SCL to Railway Sportspersons has been examined and it has been decided that the Railway Sportspersons who are selected by the Sports Authority of India to attend this training programme may be granted SCL by their respective Railways on the advice from Sports Authority of India.
While granting SCL all Units may ensure the following:
- The duration of SCL should not exceed 200 days in a Calendar year.
- Periodical attendance may be obtained from SAI; and
- List of such sportspersons may be sent to RSPB indicating the period, events etc.
Such CL will be in addition to the SCL being granted under the extant rules.