New Delhi: The Delhi government will provide financial aid to talented students who have proved their mettle in the field of sports. The government will also provision for their specialised training.

Students up to the age of 14 years will be provided with a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh per annum, whereas the students above 14 years of age will get Rs 3 lakh per annum. The financial support will be initially provided for two years. Further assistance will be provided after a performance review.

The policy prepared by the department of education was presented before Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday.

“The policy covers all Delhi school students who are bona fide residents of Delhi for the last three years. A committee of experts (CoE) would be constituted with at least five members of excellent sports background with impeccable integrity and credentials,” quoted as saying in Hindustan Times. The committee will decide which students would be supported under the scheme.

The policy is yet to be sent for a cabinet nod, following which it will be implemented.

Under the scheme, the selected students would also be provided with training, medical assistance and insurance along with financial aid. The policy also proposes the creation of centers for specialised assistance to sporting talent, throughout the city with best coaches, physiotherapists and nutritionists.