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Government holds All Party Leaders Meet ahead of Winter Session of Parliament, beginning tomorrow

Shri Narendra Modi called upon all Political Parties to hold constructive discussion on issues of National Importance

Winter Session to have a total of 20 sittings spread over a period of 29 days

Addressing floor leaders of parties in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha here today, ahead of the Winter Session 2018 of Parliament beginning tomorrow, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi said that Government is always receptive to the issues raised by all Political Parties and is ready to discuss all issues of national importance on the floor of both Houses of Parliament.


The Prime Minister encouraged all Political Parties to strive to create a constructive atmosphere in Winter Session and to collectively address issues related to the welfare of people.“It is a prime responsibility for all of us to contribute to the service of the Nation and its people by ensuring smooth functioning of the Parliament”, said Shri Modi.


All the leaders observed a two-minute silence to pay homage to former Cabinet Minister Late Shri H.N.Ananthkumar.Later, a host of issues were brought up by the leaders of parties during the meeting. There was a consensus across party lines on ensuring smooth functioning of the Parliament without disruptions and deadlocks to be resolved through constructive discussions in both the Houses.


Briefing the media persons after the meeting,Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs,Rural Development,Panchayati Raj and Mines, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar said that the Government has requested all parties, especially the opposition, for their co-operation for the smooth functioning of both Houses of Parliament. The Minister informed that all parties were in favour of a productive WinterSession and the Government is always ready to discuss on the floor of the House, any issue as permitted under Rules of Procedure.


Shri Tomar further informed that the Winter Session, 2018 of Parliament is scheduled to be held from Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, and subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session may conclude on Tuesday, 8th January, 2019.The Minister said that the Session will provide a total of 20 sittings spread over a period of 29 days and 46* items have been identified for being taken up during the Winter Session, 2018 (*Includes 45 Bills and 01 financial item)

Three Bills to replace Ordinances namely (i) the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018; (ii) the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018; and (iii) The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 are slated to be passed during the ensuing Winter Session.


Further, some important pending legislations expected to be considered and passed during the Session are (i) The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017;  (ii) The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018; (iii)  The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018; (iv) The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017; (v) The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2018; (vii) The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018; (viii) The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016; (ix) The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 ; (x) The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018 ; and (xi) The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.


Some important new Bills likely to be introduced, considered and passed  during this session apart from the 3 Bills replacing Ordinances are (i) The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018;  (ii) The National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) Bill, 2018;  (iii)  The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill 2018;  (iv) The JallianwalaBagh National Memorial  (Amendment) Bill, 2018; (v) The Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2018; (vi) The Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018; and (vii) The Central University (Amendment) Bill, 2018.


The all-Party meeting was attended by Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Rajnath Singh, by Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri Vijay Goel, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, River development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, along with other Ministers.


Items of Government Business Identified for being taken up in both the Houses of Parliament during ensuing Winter Session, 2018


  1. Bills for Introduction, Consideration and Passing
  1. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2018.(To replace Ordinance);
  2. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018.(To replace Ordinance);
  3. The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018  (To replace Ordinance);
  4. The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018;
  5. The National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) Bill, 2018;
  6. The National Commission for Yoga and Naturopathy (NCYN) Bill, 2018;
  7. The Pharmacy Council of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Bill, 2018;
  8. The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill 2018;
  9. The National Institute of Design (NID) Amendment Bill, 2018;
  10. The JallianwalaBagh National Memorial  (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  11. The Anti Maritime Piracy Bill, 2018;
  12. The Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  13. The Indian Stamp (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  14. The National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) Bill, 2018;
  15. The Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018;
  16. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  17. The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  18. The Dam Safety Bill, 2018;
  19. The Central University (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  20. National Council of Educational Research and Training Bill, 2018.


  1. Bills for Consideration and Passing


  1. Bills pending in Lok Sabha
  1. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018;
  2. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  3. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017;
  4. The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
  5. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018;
  6. The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018;
  7. The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  8. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2018;
  9. The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018;
  10. The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  11. The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
  12. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016;
  13. The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016;
  14. The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016;
  15. The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017;
  16. The Chit Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2018.


  1. Bills pending in Rajya Sabha
  1. The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  2. The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  3. The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2018 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  4. The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  5. The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018 ;
  6. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education ( Amendment) Bill, 2018 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  7. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha.


  1. Financial Business
  1. Second Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants (including Railways) for 2018-19.


  1. Bills for Withdrawal

In Rajya Sabha

  1. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017;
  2. The Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill,2013.



Indian Railway employee conferred with prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel “Marom” in Santhali language

Shri Shyam Sundar Besra, Chief Inspector of Ticket working in Asansol Division of Eastern Railway has been conferred the coveted Sahitya Akademi Award. He has been awarded for his novel “Marom” in Santhali language which is primarily based upon natural, social, economic and political conditions of Santhal Pargana. The novel highlights the situation emerged after the two main industrial development of the Santhal area after Independence i.e Masanjore Dam at Dumka and Railway locomotive workshop at Chittaranjan.



Two of his creative literature ‘Dullar khatir’ & ‘Damin Riya (udas) Kahani Ko’ are part of syllabus for Post Graduation in Sidhu Kanhu University. Shri Besra writes in name of G. B. RAREK in Santhali language and in name of Santhal praganvi in Hindi language. Shri Shyam Besra  has completed his MA (Hindi Litt.) & MA in Santhali in 1987. He has been conferred many awards at the state level & also Dr Ambedkar Fellowship by Bhartiya Dalit Sahitya Academy in the year 1992.


Shri Shyam Sundar Besra was felicitated for the rare honour by DRM Asansol. Indian Railways has congratulated Shri Besra & wish him lots of success in future endeavours.



Year End Review 2018 – Department of Sports ( Ministry Of Youth Affairs & Sports)

The year 2018 has turned out to be the landmark for India in terms ofachievements in Sports arena. Government’s two pronged approach to sports – nurture topsports talent and find untapped sports stars at the grassroots, has yielded positiveoutcome. India recorded its best ever performance this year in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with 66 Medals, Jakarta Asian Games with 69 Medals and Para Asian Games with 72 Medals. The achievements of Department of Sports during the year2018 are as under:-

1.     Khelo India School Games (KISG), 2018:


  • 1st Khelo India School Games, 2018 were held between 31st January to 8th February, 2018
  • 3507 Players from 29 States and 7 Union Territories participated.
  • Medal Tally- 199 Gold + 199 Silver +275 Bronze medals
  • Biggest State contingents:
  1. Maharashtra- 331 players
  2. Haryana – 388 players
  3. Delhi – 359 players
  • Support staff at KISG : 875 Coaches, 578 Managers
  • Technical conduct by 578 nationally and internationally certified Technical Officials.
  • Accommodation provided in various Hotels through M/s. Thomas Cook International:
  • 868 number of Volunteers participated
  • Approximately 550 Talents is to be identified during the Talent Identification process.
  • Overall championship Results:
  1. Haryana – 38 Gold, 26 Silver 38 Bronze: Total: 102 Medals
  2. Maharashtra – 38 Gold, 26 Silver 38 Bronze: Total: 111 Medals

c. Delhi – 38 Gold, 26 Silver 38 Bronze: Total: 94 Medals


2.         Republic Day Parade Tableau of the Ministry adjudged best among all Ministries:


Tableau of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports for Republic Day 2018 was adjudged the best Tableau among all the Tableaux of the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. In a ceremony in New Delhi on 28th January, Secretary (Sports) received the Trophy and Certificate for best Tableau from Hon’ble RakshaMantri. Theme of the Tableau of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports was Khelo India.


3.         Major Achievements in Khelo India School Games, 2018:


    • 1178 sports talents have been identified & they will be imparted training for next 8 years with annual expenditure on each athlete of Rs. 5 lakh.
    • In Swimming, Srihari Natraj from Karnataka won 6 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal. He broke Senior National 100 Mtr Backstroke record in KISG 2018. His previous time was 57.20 seconds and he gave 56.90 in KISG. He qualified for Asian age group and Youth Olympic Games.


    • In Shooting, Manu Bhaker from Haryana with the score of 387 achieved the new National record Air Pistol Women Qualification round. In the finals also, Manu Bhaker with the score of 241.1 broke her own National record, achieved in Kerala, 2017. She is also quota winner of Youth Olympic Games, 2018.


    • In Athletics, Abhishek Singh of U.P won the Gold in Shotput with a throw of 18.73 m and was declared the best Boy athlete. In 100 m hurdles,Aparna Roy of Kerala secured the Gold medal with a timing of 14.02 sec and was declared the best Girl athlete.


4.         Contribution of Rs. 10 crores to National Sports Development Fund (NSDF):


India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) made contribution of Rs.10.00 Crore to the NSDF. This was the third installment of contribution made by the IIFCL making the total contribution Rs 30.00 Crore. The IIFCL contribution is being utilized for promotion of sports in the disciplines Badminton, Archery and Para Sports by way of support to sportspersons in these disciplines for their customized training and other services and setting up of Academies/Support to Academies in these disciplines.


National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) was established with the objective of promotion of excellence in sports through support to top level sportspersons who are medal prospects in Olympics and other major international competitions and creation of sports infrastructure in priority disciplines etc. The Fund accepts contributions from private/public corporate sectors, other legal bodies like Trusts/Societies, individuals etc.


5.         Performance in Commonwealth Games, 2018:


India competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia from 4 to 15 April 2018. It was India’s 18th appearance at the Commonwealth Games. With 26 Gold medals and a total of 66 medals (26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze), India finished 3rd for the tournament. It was India’s best position since the 2010 Commonwealth Games.


6.         Gradation of LNIPE as Category-I Deemed to be University by UGC:


University Grants Commission has recently graded the Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior in the highest category i.e. Category-I Deemed to be University as per the provisions of the UGC [Categorization of Universities (Only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy] Regulations, 2018 vide its letter dated 19.06.2018. Prior to it, this Institute has been accredited as A++ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and awarded with the “Excellent Institute of Physical Education in India” during 11th National Education Summit 2017 and 2nd National Higher Education Summit for Skill Development held at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi.


7.         Revised Guidelines for MaulanaAbulKalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy:


With a view to rationalize and simplify the selection of top performing university in sports for award of MaulanaAbulKalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy, the Union Sports Minister approved the revised guidelines for MAKA Trophy on 8.6.2018. Under the revised guidelines, the applications from the universities, which were hitherto used to be invited and scrutinized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), will be invited by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports/Sports Authority of India. Scrutiny of applications will also be done by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports/Sports Authority of India. Criteria for calculation of marks for selection of universities for MAKA Trophy has been revised. Tournaments which are held more than once a year will not be considered for computation of marks. The amount of award money for the overall all winner university has been enhanced from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh and for 1st Runner-up and 2ndRunner-up universities, the amount of award money has been enhanced from Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 7.5 lakh and Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh respectively.


8.         Revision of Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons:


In a major step for the welfare of Sportspersons, the Union Sports Minister approved the upward revision of pension to meritorious Sportspersons on 7.6.2018. Under the revision, the rate of pension has been doubled of the existing rate of pension on winning medals in international sports events. The new rates of pension range from minimum of Rs. 12,000/- to maximum of Rs. 20,000/- per month. The rate of pension of medal winners in the Para-Olympics Games and Para Asian Games will be at par with the medal winners in the Olympic Games and Asian Games respectively. The revision in rate of pension will be effective from 1st April 2018.


9.         Scholarship programme under Khelo India:


Following the successful conduct of the Khelo India School Games, the Department of Sports took another significant step towards the development of sports on 22.7.2018 and cleared 1178 players for a scholarship programme under Khelo India Talent Identification Development scheme. The scholarship programme is designed to take care of their expenses including training, development, boarding and lodging and tournament exposure apart from offering them out of pocket expense allowance. Under this programme, an annual stipend of Rs. 1.2 lakhs will be given to the players on a quarterly to meet their out of pocket expenses, treating injuries and even smaller but very important elements like local travel for themselves and their parents/ family members.


10.       National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA):


In the beginning of the year, NADA put it efforts during the 1st Khelo India School Games, Delhi so that the integrity of sports be maintained and the participating sportspersons may become aware of International Standards for sports integrity and a total 377 dope tests were conducted by NADA to make the school games dope free. In the run up to the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games held in mid 2018, NADA tested as many as 498 Indian Athletes prior to Asian Games, which was the largest testing conducted by NADA before any international games. Out of these, 54 Indian athletes who were training abroad in preparation for the Asian Games, were got tested by NADA in various countries including Czech Republic, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Thailand and Bhutan. To monitor the Code Compliance activities, World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) audit team audited anti doping program of NADA, India last year. Followed by Corrective Action Report recommended by audit team of WADA, NADA, India has implemented the corrective action in various areas and maintains its Code Compliance. As per the annual statistics report published by World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), the number of anti doping rule violation in India has come down. Such decrease in the number of doping incidence brought India from 3rd to 6th place globally.


11.       National Sports University, Manipur:


The National Sports University Bill, 2018, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 10.08.2017, for establishing a National Sports University in Manipur as part of a vision to enhance country’s standing in sports, was passed by both Houses of Parliament during the Monsoon Session, 2018. After receiving the assent of the President, the National Sports University Act, 2018 was published in the Gazette of India on the 17th August, 2018.


National Sports University in Manipur will be first of its kind to promote    sports education in the areas of sports sciences, sports technology, sports management and sports coaching besides functioning as the national training centre for select sports disciplines by adopting best international practices.


The University will impart Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes in Sports Coaching, Sports Sciences and physical Education in various disciplines. Specialised degree programmes in various sports education and coaching disciplines are envisaged in the future.


Hon’ble Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the National Sports University in Imphal on 16.3.2018.


National Sports University has started functioning from a temporary campus in KhumanLampak Sports Complex, Imphal. First academic session started with Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports (BPES) and B.Sc. (Sports Coaching) Courses with effect from 15.01.2018.


Admission to academic session 2018-19 have also been completed. Apart from BPES and B.Sc. (Sports Coaching), one new post graduate courses viz., MA (Sports Psychology) has been introduced.


12.       National Sports & Adventure Awards 2018:


President of India Shri Ram NathKovind on 25th September, 2018 conferred National Sports & Adventure Awards 2018 in a ceremony held at RashtrapatiBhawan.


In National Sports Awards category, the most prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna was conferred to S. MirabaiChanu (Weightlifting) and ViratKohli (Cricket) while Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award and Dhyan Chand Award were conferred to 32 sportspersons/coaches in various disciplines.


Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award was conferred to 10 persons in categories of Land Adventure, Water Adventure and one (1) award to Life Time Achievement category. MaulanaAbulKalam Azad Trophy was conferred to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.


Rashtriya Khel ProtsahanPuruskar was conferred to three (3) entities namely RashtriyaIspat Nigam Limited in Identification and Nurturing of Budding & Young Talent category, JSW Steel in Encouragement to Sports through Corporate Social Responsibility and Isha Foundation in category of Sports for Development.


13.       Financial support to Indian Kho Kho team for participation in International Championship:


Union Sports Minister approved the participation of Kho Kho team from India at the First International Kho Kho Championship in England from 1st to 4th September, 2018, with financial support from the Government of India. The approval was given for the first time in relaxation of extant guidelines of the Ministry which, inter-alia, lay down that sports disciplines like Kho Kho, which are categorised as “Others”, will not be eligible for financial support for participation in International sporting events.


14.        Commendable performance by Indian Sportspersons in Asian Games, 2018, and Para Asian Games, 2018:

Indian sportspersons and teams put a very commendable performance in Asian Games 2018 held at Jakarta and Palembang (Indonesia) from 18th August to 2nd September, 2018. India won 69 medals (15 Gold, 24 Sliver and 30 Bronze) and was placed at 8th position in medals tally.


Hon’ble Prime Minister felicitated the medal winners of Asian Games 2018 on 5th September, 2018.


In a separate function organized by the Ministry to felicitate medal winners of Asian Games 2018 on 4th September, 2018, the medal winning sportspersons were also given cash awards.  The gold medal winners were given Rs. 30 lakh Silver medalistsRs. 20 lakh and bronze medalistsRs. 10 lakh.


India finished overall 9th in the medals tally with 72 medals (15 Gold, 24 Silver and 33 Bronze medals) the highest ever by India at an Asian Para Game (APG), outdoing the previous best by a huge margin.


15.        Youth Olympic Games:


India finished overall 14th in the medals tally with 13 medals (3 Gold, 9 Silver and 1 Bronze medals) the highest ever by India at Youth Olympic Game (YOG), in Buenos Aires, Argentina, outdoing the previous best.


17.       Financial Assistance to Sportspersons:


The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is operating PanditDeendayalUpadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS) with a view to assisting outstanding sportspersons of the past, living in indigent circumstances, who had brought glory to the country in sports.


During the 2018-19, the lump sum financial assistance from PDUNWFS was given to the following : –

  • Rs. 6 lakh to Shri N. Brij Kishore, Gymnast Coach for Medical Treatment
  • Rs. 5 lakh to family of Shri SumitRabha, former football player for medical treatment.
  • Rs. 5 lakh to Ms. KhaidemKalambiaChanu (Fencing) for medicaltreatment.
  • Rs. 2 lakh to Shri Lakshmi Kanta Das, for medical treatment
  • Rs. 5 lakh to Shri Limba Ram (Archery)  for medical treatment
  • Rs. 5 lakh to MsGohelaBoro, Archer for Medical Treatment.
  • Rs. 5 lakh to Shri Ashok Soren, Archer for Medical Treatment.
  • Rs. 5 lakh to Ms. Garima Joshi, Athlete, for Medical Treatment.
  • Rs. 5 lakh to Shri Prem Lal, former Wrestler for Medical Treatment.
  • Rs. 10 lakh to Shri Hakam Singh, former athlete for Medical Treatment.
  • Rs. 2 lakh to MsVandanaSuryavanshi, former Judo player for ameliorating financial condition.
  • Rs. 10 lakh to Shri G. Lakshaman, Athlete, for ameliorating financial condition


17.       2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships:

The 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships was held at KD Jadav Indoor Stadium at New DelhiIndia during November 15-24, 2018.In the finals of the light flyweight category Mary Kom of India beat Ukrainian boxer Hana Okhota to win the gold, creating history by becoming the first woman boxer to win six gold medals in the AIBA World Boxing Championships. India stood 3rd in the medal tally with one gold, one silver and two bronze.

18.       Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management in Sports:

In order to strengthen the overall sports ecosystem in the country and to develop expertise in various sectors, this Ministry has funded and guided Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak to commence a 2-year course. This Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management in Sports from academic year 2018-19 at par with other Business Management courses of the Institute has already started.

20.       Support to Universities and Medical Colleges under NCSSR scheme

A scheme of National Centre of Sports Sciences and Research (NCSSR) which aims to support high level research, education and innovation with respect to high performance of elite athletes has been started.  The scheme has two components: One is setting up of NCSSR at NIS, Patiala, and other is focused on creation of support to Sports Sciences Department in select Universities and Sports Medicine Departments in select Medical Colleges/ Institutes/ Hospitals. MYAS would fund Rs.25 crore to selected Universities and Rs.12.5 crore to selected Medical Colleges/ Institutes/ Hospitals over a period of 5 years and later they would become self-reliant. The Sports Medicine Departments of the Medical Colleges will offer post MBBS degree i.e. MD in Sports Medicine and Diploma in Sports Medicine. The Sports Science Department of the universities will offer degrees such as M. Sc. in Sports Physiology, Sports Biochemistry, Sports Nutrition, Sports Biomechanics, Sports Training Methods; MPT in Sports; M.A in Sports Psychology; and Certificate Course in Sports Anthropometry. In connection with second component of the scheme, following 6 Universities and 6 Medical Colleges/ Institutes/ Hospitals have been selected in different parts of the country for setting up Departments of Sports Science and Sports Medicine therein respectively. List of Universities/Institutions selected for funding to support Sports Sciences department: (i) Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (ii) Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior (iii) National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad (iv) Annamalai University, Tamilnadu (v) Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, Rajasthan and (vi) University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal. List of Universities/Hospitals/Medical Colleges selected for funding to support Sports Medicine department: (i) King George Medical university, Lucknow (ii) VardhmanMahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi (iii) Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana (iv) Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka (v) KEM Hospital and Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai and (vi) Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal.


20.      Scheme of Special (Cash) Awards to Medal Winners in International Sports Events and their CoachesRs. 11.02 cr. has been given to winning sportspersons under this scheme during 2018-19 so far.



Year End Review 2018- Department of Youth Affairs (Ministry Of Youth Affairs & Sports)

The Youth which represents the most vibrant and dynamic segment of the population has been given a new hope through Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK) of the Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports during the year. Series of initiatives taken by the Deptt. of Youth Affairs have resulted in greater participation of youth in the Nation Building.

Restructuring of the Schemes of the Department of Youth Affairs


The Schemes of the Department have been consolidated and restructured into 3 compact schemes, w.e.f. 01.04.2016, as follows:


1.   Eight Schemes are merged into a new ‘umbrella’ Scheme called “Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK)”.


2.   National Service Scheme (NSS)


3.   Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD)


The major achievements under the above Schemes/ Sub-Schemes during 2018-19 are given below:


1.         Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK)

A.        Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS):

NYKS, with about 36.22 lakh youth enrolled through 1.68 lakh youth clubs, has been working all over the Country to develop the personality of the youth and to engage them in nation-building activities.


Some significant initiatives/ achievements of NYKS during the year are as follows:


  • 8.47 lakh saplings were planted by NYKS volunteers.


  • 13,432 units of blood was donated by NYKS volunteers.


  • 1,764 education in basic vocationsand soft skills programmes were organised, involving 51,508 youth.


  • 1694 Youth Club Development Programmes were organised, involving 83,514 youth.


  • 1336 Sports Meets at Block level were organised, involving 1,77,688 youth.


  • 8126 Programmes were held to celebrate days of national and international significance, involving 11,05,136 youth.


  • 230 District Youth Conventions were organised, involving 1,84,5024 youth.


  • International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2018 was observed by NYKS at 38,356 locations across India by involving 23.68 lakh youth.


  • Swachhta Programme was conducted at 1,15,437locations involving  12,07,686youth for cleaning of  8,577 Schools / colleges, 7,797 Hospitals and 21,905 statues.


  • Water Conservation  – 13,757 awareness creation programmes were conducted by involving  3.9 lakh youth; 2430 new water bodies were created and 3437 water sources were maintained.


  • Inderdhanush Programme   – in which 59,961children were immunized with the help of service providers.


  • National Unity Day and Run for Unity Programme was conducted by district Nehru Yuva Kendras  in India wherein  2.6 lakh youth were involved.


  • Swachta Hi Sewa Campaign in East Champaran – Swachta Hi Sewa Campaign was launched by district Nehru Yuva Kendra, East Champaran (Bihar) from              14th September to 25th September, 2018 in which more than 300 youth participated. Different types of activities such as Cleaning of Moti Jheel, Cleanliness drive to clean streets, Railway Station and common places.


  • Clean Ganga – NYKS is working with National Mission for Clean Ganga to spread awareness for cleanliness & sanitation in villages along Ganga River.  Ganga Vriksharopan Saptah (Plantation Week) was carried out in 53 selected blocks of 4 States of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal.  82,819 sapling were planted in collaboration with Forest Department and National Mission for Clean Ganga from  9th July to 15th July 2018.


  • Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat is being organized Inter State Youth Exchange Programme in 15 pairing States.  So far, 4 such programmes have been completed in the states of Telangana, Punjab, Kerala and Chhattisgarh in which 401 youth from pairing States participated.


  • Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan Programme – NYKS was the major partner for implementation of Poshan Abhiyan programme across the country.  Different types of activities such as Gosthi, seminars and Discussions, Lectures by Eminent Resource Persons on Focus Areas of Poshan Maah viz. pregnancy care, right age of marriage, child care, birth spacing, immunization, breast feeding upto 2yrs and complimentary feeding and Maintenance and adequate sanitation facilities in the village, etc were organized.  Besides these,  Door to door campaigning in the village focusing on Focus Areas of Poshan Maah, Rallies, Run, Padyatra, Cycle Yatra were organized. The efforts of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and NYKS were appreciated at the highest level. Ministry of Women and Child Welfare awarded for the exemplary work.


  • Parakram Parv, 2018 – NYKS has organised various programmes and activities and participated in events to mark the Second Anniversary of Surgical Strikes during 28th September 2018 to 30th September 2018, organised by the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India in various locations across the country.  More than 1786 youth & officials of NYKS participated in the programme & activities across the country.


  • Health Mela– With the support of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Heart Care Foundation organised 25th Perfect Health Mela on 23rd October, 2018 in Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi. In this programme, 1000 youth from NYKs participated.  Well known Artists, Specialists, Doctors and Social Workers were also present.


B.        International Cooperation:

This Department seeks to operate international Youth exchange programmes with various countries to develop international perspective among the youth and also to collaborate with various international agencies on youth development. Some significant achievements during the year are as follows;

Visit of 38 member Indian Youth Delegation to Nepal from 4-11 April, 2018
Visit to 50 Member Palestine’s Youth Delegation to India from 1-7 October, 2018
Visit to 15 Member Kyrgyzstan Youth Delegation to India from 5-12 October, 2018
Visit of 19 Member Indian Youth Delegation to Tunisia from 1-6 Oct 2018
Visit of 193 Member Indian Youth Delegation to China from 3-10 July, 2018
Visit to 10 Member Vietnam Youth Delegation to India from 8-15 Sept, 2018
Visit to 100 Member Bangladesh Youth Delegation to India from 24 March to 1stApril, 2018
Visit of 2 Indian Youth Delegation to Argentina to attend Y 20 Summit from 12-18 August
Visit to 25  Member Indian Youth Delegation to S.Korea from 25 July to 2 August, 2018
10. Visit of 18 member Indian youth delegation to S.Africa to participate in BRICS Youth Summit from 16-20 July, 2018.
11. Visit of 5-member Indian Youth Delegation to Cambodia from 11-13 April, 2018 to attend 2nd International Youth Education and Cultural Festival
12. Visit of 27 Member Sri.Lanka Youth Delegation to India from 8-15 October, 2018


C.        National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development (NPYAD):

  • National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development (NPYAD) along with other Schemes of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been merged into one ‘Umbrella Scheme’ called Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakarm (RYSK) for providing support to Government/ non-Government organisations for undertaking activities for development of adolescent and youth.


  •  During financial year 2018-19, financial assistance has been given to 5Voluntary Organisations including All India Level Organisations.


  • Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas will be held on 21st January, 2019 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.


  • The 6th North East Youth Festival was organized at Agartala, Tripura from 15th to 18thNovember, 2017.


  • This Year Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2017 was conferred to 10 (Ten) Awardees for adventure in Land, Water, Air and Life time Achievements.


2.         National Service Scheme (NSS):

NSS, with about 4.13 million student youth enrolled in 42958 NSS units spread over through 451 Universities/ +2 Councils, 17996 Colleges/Technical Institutions and 12,827 Senior Secondary Schools across the country, has been working for development of personality and character of youth through voluntary community service. Some significant initiatives/ achievements of NSS during the year are as follows:


  • NSS has been restructured as a Central Sector Scheme w.e.f. 1.4.2016. The Scheme is now a Central Sector Scheme.


  • NSS Volunteers have been actively participating in Swachh Bharat Mission activities across the country.  During the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada observed by the NSS Volunteers, they cleaned 2276 Hospital, 1713 Dispensary, 1665 Community  Centres, 534 Old Age Homes, 554 Historical Places, 236 Orphanages, 263 Centres for Disabled, 748 Railway Stations, 3660 Bus Stops, 1339 Statues and 801 Archeological Sites and Tourist Places.  Film making and Essay Competition was organized by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for NSS Volunteers.


  • Approximately 27000 NSS volunteers participated in 100 Hours Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Programme Organized by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.


  • On the occasion of International Day of Yoga (21.06.2018), about 25.78 lakh NSS Volunteers participated in various yoga programmes across the country.


  • 18,79,675 saplings were planted by NSS volunteers.


  • 1,91,581 units of blood was donated by NSS volunteers.


  • 9402 health/eye/Immunization camps were organised, in which 464622 NSS Volunteers participated.


  • 38,710 Awareness programmes/rallies were organised on issues of relevance to the community, in which 25.89 lakh NSS Volunteers participated.


  • 62.50 lakh volunteer-hours of Shramadaan was undertaken by NSS volunteers during the year.


  • 34,728 NSS Volunteers were imparted Training on Self -Defence.


  • Awareness on GST and Digital payments were organized by NSS Units throughout the country.


3.         Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD):


  • During the period, 162training/capacity building/ workshop, conference and other programmes were organized involving 6,663participants including NSS Officers, NYKS Officials, Faculty/ Teachers, Officials from State Govt. industries department & executives from NGOs etc.


  • Out of the above programmes, 35ToTprogrammes were organized through which  1023 functionaries of NYKS and other officials of NSS were trained on themes such as Environment Education, Employability Skills, youth health, peace building, ICT based entrepreneurship for young rural women, education policies and programmes, life skills etc.


  • Youth Development Index:

RGNIYD recently brought out the India Youth Development Index and Report – 2017 as part of its documentation activity of the National Youth Resource Centre.
As per the mandate of the Institute to disseminate youth related information among the key stakeholders and as suggested by the Executive Council of RGNIYD in its recent meeting, three Regional Dissemination Workshops on India Youth Development Index – 2017 were organised for the key stakeholders in the field of Youth Development as per the details provided below:


1. Northern Eastern Regional Dissemination Workshop on India Youth Development Index – 2017 held on 20 August 2018 at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati
2. Northern Regional Dissemination Workshop on India Youth Development Index – 2017 held on 17 September 2018 at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi


3. Dissemination Workshop on India Youth Development Index – 2017 for Southern, Eastern and Western States held on 26 October 2018 at RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu


  • Constituency Management System for JK-11 Sonawari Constituency,  Jammu and   Kashmir


  • Orientation Training Programme for newly inducted NSS Program Officers


International Programmes


  • Maldivian Youth Delegation Visit


  • CIRDAP-RGNIYD Collaborative Exposure Visit for Officials and PGDRD Students of RDA


  • Visit of the Director General, CIRDAP, Bangladesh to RGNIYD


  • Entrepreneurship and Rural Development: An exposure visit for delegates from 19 Countries


  • Sri Lanka Youth Exchange Delegation Visit to RGNIYD


  • International Youth Exchange Programme between India-Sri Lanka


  • National Conference on Gender and Development


  • Sri Lanka Student Delegation Exposure Visit-cum-Orientation Programme in India


Other Achievements:


  • RGNIYD has funded 18 Major Research Projects and 8 Minor Research Projects to the various Universities/Institutes.


  • In the Academic Programmes, 182 Students enrolled for the Academic
    year 2017-18 and 2018-19 where most of the states are represented


  • B.Voc Programme on Apparel Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship and
    Fashion Design and Retail started in collaboration with Apparel
    Training and Design Centre (ATDC), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India
    is being run in 19 ATDC Centres with total 663 students enrolled in
    these campus


Effective tax rate on complex, building, flat etc.

It is brought to the notice of buyers of constructed property that there is no GST on sale of complex/ building and ready to move-in flats where sale takes place after issue of completion certificate by the competent authority. GST is applicable on sale of under construction property or ready to move-in flats where completion certificate has not been issued at the time of sale.

Effective rate of tax and credit available to the builders for payment of tax are summarized in the table for pre-GST and GST regime.

Period Output Tax Rate Input Tax Credit details Effective Rate of Tax
Pre- GST Service Tax: 4.5%

VAT: 1% to 5%

(composition scheme)

Central Excise on most of the construction materials: 12.5%

VAT: 12.5 to 14.5%

Entry Tax: Yes