Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Wednesday said that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) will be soon renamed, adding that the organisation would be made more “leaner”. While there is no official announcement on the new name, Rathore said that for the time being, it will be called as Sports India.
“Sports Authority of India will be renamed. For now, it’ll be known as Sports India. It’ll be made leaner, some posts won’t be retained after officers on them retire,” Rathore was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The Sports Minister further informed that daily expenses of food for athletes are being raised, for which a committee is also being formed.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) was set up by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 1984 for the development of sports in the country.