Govt approves creation of posts for coaches, DSOs and ASOs

SLSA to be upgraded to higher secondary level: CM

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Oct 11: The state government has accorded administrative approvals for creation of 100 National Institute of Sports trained coaches and appointment of District Sports Officers (DSOs) and Assistant Sports Officers (ASOs).
This was informed by Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary, Dani Salu during a meeting held recently under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
“The proposals to create posts of 100 coaches, DSOs and ASOs have already been accorded administrative approval by the government and forwarded to the Administrative Reforms Department for concurrence,” said the Sports and Youth Affairs, Secretary.
The Chief Minister asked the Sports Department to expedite the process for creation of the posts.
With regards to the demand for construction of multipurpose indoor hall within Capital Complex, the Chief Minister agreed with the proposal and assured to construct it.
Saying that he would request the Prime Minister to include the scheme under the PM’s package, the Chief Minister sought the details of the proposal within a month.
Underscoring the need of a permanent office building for AOA, the Chief Minister also asked the AOA to submit a proposal.
Responding to AOA’s another demand of annual grant-in-aid amounting to Rs 50 lakh for salary and other office expenditures, the Chief Minister instructed the Department of Sports to process it immediately. He said that fund will be granted according to the requirement and necessity after examination.
It was also announced during the meeting by the Chief Minister that the Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy, Chimpu would be upgraded to higher secondary level from the next academic year. He instructed the Sports Department to prepare Cabinet note and submit it immediately for cabinet approval.
The Chief Minister also favoured inclusion of AOA members during the scrutiny process for awarding cash incentives to the meritorious sportspersons. He also said that inputs from AOA should be taken while finalizing SADA for the Departments of Sports and Youth Affairs.
Parliamentary Secretary (Sports and Youth Affairs) Nyamar Karbak proposed establishment/creation of two sports schools, one each in eastern and western parts of the state, in view of the increasing demand.
The meeting also accepted the proposal for creation of Centre for Excellence, for which fund will be sought from NLCPR/CSR.
The meeting also agreed to another proposal for providing incentives to the coaches, and the Department of Sports was directed to issue necessary instruction in this regard.
The meeting was attended by officials of AOA, Sports and Youth Affairs Departments and Sports Authority of Arunachal.