Jun 24, 2017

Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under Come & Play Scheme for Central Government Employees & their dependent families

No. 108/01/2016-17/CCSCSB
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated : 21.06.2017


Subject :- Use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under Come & Play Scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis & Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families — regarding

The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board (CCSCSB) under administrative control of the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT), a nodal agency for promotion of Cultural & Sports activities amongst the Central Government Employees in the country, had started a scheme for use of Sports facilities of Sports Authority of India under their Come & Play scheme in Badminton, Table Tennis and Fitness Centre for Central Government Employees & their dependent families members. The details of the Come & Play Scheme are available at http://www.sportsauthorityofindia.nic.in => Schemes => Come and Play-Scheme.

2.Under the scheme, the Central Government Employees & their dependent family members may use sporting facilities for Badminton, Table Tennis and Fitness Centre (excluding Sauna Facility) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at their rates (on monthly basis) or rates available for Central Government employees and their dependent family members, whichever is lower.

3.On submission of monthly payment receipts (in original) of SAI to CCSCSB, the amount charged by SAI will be reimbursed after deducting the amount of Rs. 100/- (for Badminton and Table Tennis) and Rs. 200/- (for Fitness Centre), directly to their bank accounts linked with Aadhaar It may be noted that this scheme is one of indentified scheme of DOPT for DBT on boarding. The bank details (like Account number, Bank & Branch name, IFSC code & Aadhaar Number) may be furnished while submitting payment receipts for reimbursement, directly to the Secretary (CCSCSB), Room No. 361, DOPT, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003.

4.All Ministries / Departments are requested to disseminate this circular for wide publicity in the Ministries / Departments and their attached & subordinate offices.


(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary (CCSCSB)

Come and Play- Scheme


The Come & Play Scheme was initiated for optimum utilization of SAI sports facilities in Delhi and across the country, and primarily focussed on encouraging local sports persons in areas where SAI sports facilities/Centres are operational. While providing youth from local communities and sports enthusiasts with an opportunity to train under SAI coaches, the scheme provides yet another avenue for those not covered under regular residential/ non-residential schemes. The scheme creates yet another pool of talented sportspersons from where meritorious sportspersons can be scouted and inducted into regular residential sports promotional schemes of STC and SAG.

The Scheme was initiated at various SAI Stadium Complexes in Delhi, in phases, in May, 2011. The enthusiasm and overwhelming response for the scheme encouraged SAI to launch this Scheme at its various Regional Centres/Sub Centres/Academic Institutions/STC and SAG Centres from 1st October 2011.

The scheme is given wide publicity through press release in local media, including newspapers, TV spots and Radio jingles etc. Information/ intimation is provided to various district, block, local authorities and the District Education Officers/District Sports Officers as also Headmasters/Principals of schools/colleges in and around SAI Centres so that maximum number of trainees are made aware of the facilities available, thereby enabling them to access it better.

The trainees are provided playing arenas/non-consumable equipments like field, track, tables, mats, etc. Minimum and inescapable consumables like balls, shuttle-cocks, etc. are also provided by SAI. Trainees are, however, required to bring sports equipment like racquets, bats etc.

The Scheme has been revised as per the details given below:-

Source: www.dopt.gov.in

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