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Sports & Cultural Activities:

The Food Corporation of India is actively promoting Sports & Cultural activities in the organization through the Sports Promotion Board, constituted in the year 1969, with Chairman and Managing Director as its ex-officio Patron and President respectively. At Zonal & Regional level similar Committees are functioning with Executive Directors & General Managers as their ex-officio Presidents.

  • The Constitution of the Sports Promotion Board.
  • The Office bearers/main functionaries of the Board.

FCI Sports Promotion Board (SPB) also organizes All India Inter Zonal Tournaments in Football, Cricket, Hockey, Badminton and Table Tennis every year. In addition to this, Sports Promotion Board also organizes one of the All India Public Sector Tournament allocated by the All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board (AIPSSPB).

FCI encourages its sports persons through participation in various prominent Tournaments as well as All India Public Sector Tournaments/National Championships in almost all major disciplines of sports. Further, FCI encourages its sports persons by providing financial assistance for their participation in accredited International events abroad.

Salient features of SPB’s activities and its schemes are given hereunder:-

(1)  Affiliation:

FCI Sports Promotion Board and its Zonal Sports Promotion Committees are affiliated with under mentioned following National & State level Federations /Associations:-

  1. Athletic Federation of India
  2. All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board
  3. Badminton Association of India
  4. Bengal Hockey Association
  5. Bengal Wrestling Association
  6. Delhi & District Cricket Association
  7. Delhi Hockey Association
  8. Delhi Hockey Association
  9. Delhi Soccer  Association
  10. Delhi Table Tennis Association
  11. Hockey India
  12. Indian Weight lifting Federation
  13. Indian Power lifting Federation
  14. Indian Football Association

 The affiliation with the above Sports Federations/Associations allows FCI sports persons to participate in various tournaments organized by these Federations/Associations, and also represent these Federations/Associations in the National & International Championships. The affiliation with these Federations helps FCI teams in direct participation in the National Championships.

Our Football Team has been regularly participating in the Super Division/A Division League of India Football Association at Kolkata for the last many years. Our team has played alongside and against the players of well known football Clubs of Kolkata like East Bengal, Md. Sporting, Mohan Bagan etc., our Hockey, Cricket, Table Tennis and Badminton Teams have shown excellent performance at State/National level tournaments.

(2)  Stipend Scheme

Food Corporation of India has been encouraging young, talented and budding students sports persons since 1986 through Stipend Scheme keeping with the objectives of National Sports Policy. About 150 promising sports persons showing potential for outstanding performances are granted stipend in the scheme.. The sports persons are given adequate exposure at State/National level, as part of the FCI Teams. The success of FCI SPB Stipend Scheme is evident from the outstanding performances of Ms. K. Malleshwari (Weightlifting), S/Shri Saurav Ganguly & Ajay Ratra (Cricket), Sharad Kamal & Prithviraj Bose (Table-Tennis) who were earlier on the stipend rolls of the Corporation.

The Stipend Scheme has recently been modified by giving preference to medal winners by increasing stipend amount.

 

 

Category

Age Group

Amount

Per month

Eligibility criteria

1)

Premier  Stipend

 

18 – 24 yrs.

Rs.15,000/-

a)Team Game:- Representing the country In Seniors
b) Individual events: 1 to 6th Rank in Sr.         National or Semi finalist in Senior National Championship

15 – 18 yrs.

Rs.12,000/-

a)Team Game:- Representing the country Juniors/Sub Juniors
b)Individual events: 1st  to 6th Rank in Jr. or Sub Jr. or  semi-finalist in Jr. or Sub Jr. National Championship

2)

Elite

Stipend

18-24 yrs.

Rs.10,000/-

a)Team Game: Representing the State/University
b) Individual events: 7th  to 12th Rank in Sr. or quarter finalist in National Championship

15-18 yrs.

Rs. 8,000/-

a)Team Game: Representing the State/University in Jr. National
b)Individual events: 7th to 12th  Rank in Jr. or Sub Jr. National and quarter- finalist in Jr. or Sub Jr. National Championship

 (3)  REVISED SPORTS POLICY

 FCI Sports Promotion Board has  reviewed  the existing Policy pertaining to various aspects of sports & cultural activities such as  recruitment of meritorious sportspersons,  grant of cash incentives, increments, out of turn promotion for outstanding achievements in sports and cultural,   transfer policy for sportspersons.

  The revised Sports Policy duly approved by the Board of Directors in its  356th meeting held on 20th May, 2013 is given as under:-

 (a)CASH INCENTIVES

 

(i)                  INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS (Individual as well as team events)

S.No

  Tournaments

Amount (in Rs.)

1.

Winner of Prestigious National & International Awards (Arjuna, Padma, Dronacharya, Rajiv Gandhi KhelRatna, Dhyan Chand Awards)

To be decided by President (SPB)/ Managing Director

2.

CATEGORY - A

Medal winning performance in Olympics Games
Participation (without medal)

 

Gold           10  lakhs
Silver            5  lakhs
Bronze         3  lakhs
2  lakhs

3.

CATEGORY - B
Medal winning performance in Asian Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games,
Participation (without medal)

Gold             5  lakhs
Silver            3  lakhs
Bronze         2  lakhs
1      lakh
2       

4.

CATEGORY - C
Medal winning performance in Asian, Commonwealth Championship,
Participation (without medal)

Gold            3  lakhs
Silver          2  lakhs
Bronze        1  lakhs
50,000/-

  (ii)      NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

 (National Games, National Championship, All India Inter Institutional Championship, All  India Public Sector Tournaments etc. organised by Govt. of India, Sports Authority of India/ National Sports Federations/All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board)

1.

Individual events

Amount(in Rs.)

 

a)    For winning each Gold medal with a new National Record
b)    For winning each Gold medal without any new National Record
c)    For winning each Silver medal
d)    For winning each Bronze  medal

1,00,000/-75,000/-50.000/-25.000/-

2.

Team events  (each member)

 

 

 a)    Winner (Gold medal )
b)    Runners up (Silver medal)
c)    3rd position (Bronze medal)

 30,000/-20,000/-10,000/- 

 (iii)   STATE LEVEL
For medal winning performance in the State League/State Championship organized by State Associations

1.

Individual events

Amount(in Rs.)

 

a)    For winning each Gold Medal
b)    For winning each Siler medal
c)    For winning each Bronze medal

30,000/-20,000/-10,000/-

2.

Team events  (each member)

 

 

a)    Winner (Gold medal)
b)    Runners up (Silver medal)
c)    3rd position (Bronze medal

10,000/-
7,500/-
5,000/-

 (b) INCREMENTS
(i)            International Championships

Category

Games

Increments

A

 

Olympics

Grant of Additional increments for medal winning performance shall be considered on merits, on receipt of result by President (SPB).
Participation: One increment

B

Asian Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games

Gold Medal                  : 3 increments
Silver Medal                 : 2 increments
Bronze Medal              : 1 increment

C

Asian/Commonwealth Championships

Gold Medal                  : 2 increments
Silver / Bronze Medal  : 1 increment

 (ii)          National level events:

Events

Increment

Senior National Games/Championship, All India Inter Institutional Championship, All India Public Sector Tournaments etc. organised by Govt. of India, National Sports Federations/All India Public Sector Sports promotion Board.

Gold Medal                  : 2 increments
Silver / Bronze Medal  : 1 increment

 

ü  Increments for both individual and team events.
ü  All Members of FCI team including Coach and Manager eligible for grant of incentive

(iii)          Incentive Increments for Coaches:

a)    Two incentive increment to employees of FCI who are appointed as Coach to Senior/Junior Indian Team with medal winning performance.
b)    One incentive increment to employees of FCI who are appointed as Coach to Senior/Junior Indian Team
c)    One increment to employees of FCI who are appointed as Coach to Senior State Teams with medal winning performance.

(iv)         Incentive increment to Referees/Umpire’s

 

a)    One advance increment to Referees/Umpires for international event/tournament
(v)    An employee will be eligible to earn upto five increments during his/her service career.

 (c ) OUT OF TURN PROMOTION

 (i)            First out of turn promotion

  • Represented the country with medal winning performance in:-
    • Olympic Games
    • World Cup
    • World Championship
    • Asian Games / Championship
    • Commonwealth Games / Championship
    • OR

Sportspersons representing FCI/State in the Senior National Championship/Games, All India Inter Institutional Championships & All India Public Sector Tournament org. by National Sports Federations/All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board on three occasions with medal winning performance in each championship.

 (ii)          Second and subsequent out of turn promotion

  • Represented the country with medal winning performance in:-
    • Olympic Games
    • World Cup
    • World Championship
    • Asian Games / Championship
    • Commonwealth Games / Championship

 (iii)           OUT OF TURN PROMOTION FOR COACH 

 ü  If he/she has trained a sportsperson or a team for at least 240 days preceding the event which goes on to win a medal in any of the international Games/Championship mentioned above. 

 ü  A Coach who is an employee of the Corporation will be considered for out of turn promotion even if the sportsperson(s) he/she has trained is not a Govt. Servant

Out of Turn promotions subject to:-

ü  Minimum gap of 12 months between first and second out of turn promotion.
ü  Employee  will be eligible for upto three promotions during his/her service career         

(d)     RECRUITMENT OF SPORTSPERSONS

i)      Annual Quota of recruitment of sportspersons
ii)     Spot recruitment of exceptional sportspersons from the National Coaching Camps, National Sports events on the basis of their current achievements can be made for higher posts.
iii)    Dedicated Committee’s may be formed of FCI’s eminent sports persons who have knowledge and understanding of sports, its advantages & pitfalls, problems of the sports persons so as to facilitate & promote healthy atmosphere in FCI for all the sportspersons to have better personal and professional career.  The members would be the like of S/Smt. Shiny Wilson, Karnam Malleshwari, Thoiba Singh, N. Sivaraj, Amarjeet Kaypee,Devang Gandhi etc.  They may pay regular visits to all over India to find the real budding/emerging talented sportspersons by visiting i.e. Sports Authority of India (SAI) and State run coaching centres, private clubs etc. and attending different institutional/ state/ national/ international meets/games. The Committee’s may recommend the name of the sportspersons to the Sports promotion Board which after examining all the names recommended by the Committee may submit the proposal for recruitment for approval of President (Sports Promotion Board)/Managing Director.
iv)   The criteria for recruitment at higher level will be  as under:

  • Individual  games

Post                    Eligibility
Manager  : Participation in Olympics, World Cup/Championships or Medal Winning    Performance in   Asian Games/Cup
AG.I          :  Medal Winning Performance in International Tournaments/ meet
AG.II         :  Gold Medalist in Senior National or represented the Country in International Tournaments/ meet

  • Team game

Manager  :     Participation in Olympics, World Cup/Championships /Asian Games/Cup
AG.I         :      Represented the country
AG.II         :     Member of India ‘A’ Team/ represented the Zone

However, as per Regulation 7(4)  of FCI(Staff) Regulations,1971 Patron-President (SPB)/CMD have the power to give appointment to outstanding/meritorious sportsmen/women who have distinguished themselves in sports at State/National / International level  for  Category-II,III and IV posts, including the promotional posts, subject to their fulfilling the conditions prescribed for such posts.

 (e)    TRANSFER POLICY 

 “Sportspersons who are actively involved in sports both as players and administrators should be exempted from transfer till the time they are associated with sports”

 (f)        INCENTIVE TO FORMER NATIONAL & INTERANTIONAL SPORTSPERSONS
(One-time benefit)
It is also proposed that Former National & International sportspersons of the Corporation  who had achieved laurels at the  National/International level prior to the formulation of the incentive  but had not been rewarded may also be granted incentive increments as stipulated in the incentive scheme.

(4)  Cultural Activities:

FCI Sports Promotion Board also extends assistance to promote cultural activities for the welfare of the employees in Zones/Regions/Headquarters.  Zonal/Regional Committees conduct competitions at Zonal/Regional level in almost all the Zones in the cultural activities such as Drama, One-Act plays,

Instrumental music, Mono acting, Dance etc, to promote  awareness of Indian culture amongst  employees. The Committees also encourage  employees’ children for participating in such events by giving prizes for their performances in the field of fine arts, education as well as sports and games. All India FCI Inter Zonal Competition is also organized every year.

 Incentive to cultural artists at par with sportspersons

            for medal winning performances  at National  level

 

 

The Board of Directors in its 356th meeting held on 20th May, 2013 has approved the Revised In-service Incentive Scheme for  sportspersons for medal winning performances both at National and International level. On the same analogy, it has been felt that the cultural artists who exhibit similar performance in the All   India FCI Inter Zonal Cultural Competition as well as All India Public Sector Cultural Competition organized by All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board deserve to be encouraged by giving suitable incentives at par with similar achievements by sportspersons.

 It has therefore been decided with the approval of Board of Directors in its 357th meeting held on 24th July,2013 that the in-service incentive to FCI’s employee cultural artists will be admissible as under:-

 (a)  CASH INCENTIVES

 

National level Competition 

 

Event: All India Public Sector Cultural Competition org. by All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board

Cash Incentive to be paid to  each employee cultural artists

 Winner (Gold medal )
Runners up (Silver medal)
3rd position (Bronze medal)

 30,000/-
20,000/-
10,000/-

 (b)  INCREMENTS

  National level Competition

  

Events

Increment to be given to  each employee cultural artist

All India Public Sector Competition organised by All India Public Sector Sports promotion Board.

Gold Medal                             :   2 increments
Silver/ Bronze Medal              :   1 increment

 

ü  Increments for both individual and team events.
ü  All Members of FCI team including Coach and Manager eligible for grant of incentive
ü  An employee will be eligible to earn upto five increments during his/her service career.
These revised instructions as above are effective from the 1st April, 2013.

(5)  Leave & travel facilities:

FCI employees selected for sporting events of National/International importance are treated as ON DUTY for the period of actual days of participation and for the period spent in pre-participation Coaching Camps. Various other facilities viz., Accommodation, Refreshment & Kit etc. have all been substantially enhanced recently.

  • Allowance being paid to sports persons & cultural artists

 (6)  Prominent sports persons:

Many FCI sports persons have contributed in bringing laurels for the Corporation as well as the country. The names of some of the outstanding and prominent sports persons (game-wise) are given as under:-

Khel Ratna/Padma Sri/Arjuna Awardee

Ms. K. Malleshwari Weightlifting

Padma Sri/Arjuna Awardee

Ms. Shiny Wilson Athletics

Arjuna Awardees:

Sh. Satish Kumar Athletics(Deaf & Dumb)

Athletics:

Sh. Syam Kumar GR. Ms. Sany Joseph, Ms. Rita Sen, Ms. Rinku Atta, Ms. Shantimol Philips, Ms. Pranati Mishra, Ms. Savatri Sur, Ms. E.B. Shyla, Ms. K.S. Bijimol, Ms. Susma Behra, Sh. Baiju, Sh. SA. Kujur, Sh. Mahvir Ram Lohra.

Badminton:

Sh. Davinder Dhillon, Sh. Kaushik Pal, Sh. Alwin Francis, Sh. N. Srujan and Sh. Anshuman Borah

Cricket:

Sh. Debang Gandhi, Sh. Amarjeet Kaypee, Sh. Vipin Vats, Sh. Amitava Roy, Sh. Arup Bhattacharjee, Sh. Ashish Wiston Zaidi, Sh. Akash Malhotra, Shri Paras Dogra, Sh. Pankaj Thakur, Sh. Naveen Negi and Sh. Alok Bhattacharjee (an International Umpire).

Foodball:

 Atnu Bhattacharjee, Sh. Alok Mukhrjee, Sh. Victor Amalraj, Sh. Sarup Das, Sh. Narender Thapa, Sh. Babu Mani, Md. Farid , Sh. Sudip Chkarvati, Sh. Devasis Sarkar and Md. Quadeer Sheikh.

 Hockey:

Sh. Thoiba Singh (Olympian), Sh. Kuljajit Meetai & Sh. Navbeer Singh

Powerlifting:

Ms. Chhaya Bhatt and Sh. Mahesh Khandelwal

Table Tennis:

Sh. Sivananda Seshadri

Swimming:

Ms. Mukta Goel and Sh. Goutam Purket

Weightlifting:

Sh. G. Ganashekar, Sh. N. Shivraj and Ms. K. Kalyani

(7) 
      Notable achievements of  the FCI sportspersons (event-wise) during 2012-13 is given as under:-

 Badminton

  • FCI Team won Runners-Up Trophy in the recently concluded All India Inter Institutional Badminton Tournament organized by Badminton Association of India for last three years.

Cricket

  • FCI cricket team secured 1st  position In the   DDCA Premier Division Supper League Championship held at New Delhi during 2013-13. In the process FCI team defeated leading Clubs/Institutions.
  • FCI cricket Team won the Runners-up Trophy alongwith Cash Prize of  Rs.3 lakhs in the All India Bihar Gold Cup (T-20) Cricket Tournament held at Patna during March, 2013.
  • Winner of 28th All India Bishamber Lal Sah Memorial Seven-A-Side Cricket Tournament held at Nainital during May, 2013.
  • Won the Lala Radhubir Singh Memorial Hot Weather Criceket Tournament held at New Delhi during May, 2013.
  • Won the Reunners-up Trophy of the All India GG Dutt Memorial Cricket Tournament held at New Delhi during June, 2013

  Football

  • FCI (South Zone) Team won the All India Football Tournament   held at Hayangudi, with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- and a trophy.
  • FCI (North East Zone ) Team won the Bishnuram Medhi Running Silver Cup Tournament.
  • FCI (East Zone) Team secured Runners-Up position in Traders Cup Football Tournament org. by Indian Football Association (WB).

Hockey

  • FCI Team won the Group “B” League org. by Bengal Hockey Association.

Table-Tennis

  • FCI Table Tennis Team won Bronze Medal in the 43rd   All India Inter Institutional Table-Tennis Championship to be held at Dharwar (Karanataka) from 22-27 August, 2013.
  • Sh. Sivananda Seshadri  of South Zone  has been adjudged the current Tamil Nadu State Rank-I .  He also Won Runners-up Trophy as member of Tamil Nadu State in the last National Table Tennis Championship held at Lucknow.

Athletic

  •  Athletic Federation of India  appointed FCI employee  Sh.G. R. Syamkumar as Coach of  Indian Athlete Team specially to impart coaching to Ms. Mayookha Johny (long Jumper) who represented the country in the  LONDON OLYMPICS – 2012.

Weightlifting

  • Ms.Padma Rani won three Bronze medals in   27thWomen Senior National Weightlifting Championship held at Behrampur.

Powerlifting

  • Ms Chaya Bhatt won Gold medal in National Bench Press Championship held at Jabalpur.

 (8)  ORGANISATION OF SPORTTING EVENTS EVERY YEAR BY FCI SPB

 a)    FCI SPB organizes All India Inter Zonal Tournaments/Competition in   Football, Cricket, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis and Cultural every year. 

 b)    FCI SPB is a founder member of  All India Public Sector Sports Promotion Board (AIPSSPB)  and it actively participate in all sports events organized by AIPSSPB at National level.

 c)    FCI SPB also organizes one of the All India Public Sector Tournament allocated by the AIPSSPB every year.

(9)  Sports Calendar for the year 2013-14
Sports & Cultural events to be organized during 2012-13  and the result against the events   is as follows:-

 

Event

Host Unit

Venue Tentative date/month

Inter Zonal Badminton & Table Tennis Tournament

NORTH ZONE

Srinagar 16-18 Sept., 2013

Inter Zonal Cultural Competition

WEST  ZONE

Goa 22nd & 23rd  Oct.., 2013

Inter Zonal Football Tournament

EAST ZONE

Gangtok First week of Nov.2013

Inter Zonal Hockey Tournament

SOUTH ZONE

Chennai Second week of Dec.2013

Inter Zonal Cricket Tournament

NE ZONE

Guwahati First week of Feb., 2014

AlPS Cricket Tournament

WEST ZONE

Pune Last week of Feb., 2014

(10)               Budget allocation:

An amount of Rs. 3.7 crores has been allocated to Sports Promotion Board for running sports & cultural activities of FCI smoothly during financial year 2013-14 which includes expenditure on sports activities, stipend grant, organization of All India FCI Inter Zonal Tournaments & Cultural Competitions and grant of financial assistance to sports persons for their participation in International events abroad.

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FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA
SPORTS PROMOTION BOARD

List of SPB Members for the term of two years upto 31st March, 2015

Designation

Name

Patron & President

Sh. C. Viswanath, IAS,  Chairman & MD

Executive Vice President

Sh. Sushil Nagpal, Executive Director (IR-L)

Auditor

Sh. S.P. Kar, Executive Director (IA)

Treasurer

Sh. R.K. Maindiratta, General Manager (B&CC)

Secretary

Sh. D.P. Shukla, General Manager (PR)

Joint Secretary

Sh. Vinay Kumar, Asstt. General Manager(PR)

Coordinator  (Cultural)

Ms. Mukta Goel, Manager (G)

Members

(under Sub Clause 9(1) of Clause 5 of SPB’s  constitution)

 

EAST ZONE

Sh. Amit Ruj,Secy.,ZSPC(E)/GM (F&A)
Sh. Atanu Bhattacharjee, Jt. Secretary, ZSPC (E)/AGM
Sh. Devang Gandhi, M(G)
WEST ZONE
Sh. Sanjeev Gautam, Secretary, ZSPC(W)/DGM
Sh. Sailesh Jadev, Jt. Secretary, ZSPC (W)/AG-I
Sh. Victor Anthony, AG-II
SOUTH ZONE
Ms. Shiny Wilson, Secretary ZSPC(S)/GM
Sh. T. Radhakrishna Prasad Jt. Secretary, ZSPC(S)/ AGM
Sh. Alwin Francis, AG-III
NORTH ZONE
Sh. M. Akthar, Secretary, ZSPC(North)/AGM(IR)
Smt. Rita Chatrath, Jt. Secretary ZSPC (North)/M(G)
Sh. Parnam Singh, International Hockey Coach/Umpire/AG-I
NORTH EAST ZONE
Sh. Angshuman Das, Secretary ,ZSPC(NE)/M(G)
Sh. Raman Das, Treasurer, ZSPC (NE)/M(G)
HQSPC
Sh. Amarjeet Kaypee, Secretary (HQSPC)/DGM(PR)
Sh. Sanjay Anand, Jt. Secy. (HQSPC)/AG-I
Sh. Gurusatakar Singh, AG-I

Members
(Sub-clause 9(2) of  Clause 5 of SPB’s  constitution)

 
Sh. Thoiba Singh, DGM/Olympian
Sh. Victor Amalraj,AGM/,Ex. Captain Indian Football Team
Sh. G.R. Syam Kumar,M(G)/Coach Indian Athletic Team 

 

 










































In addition to above, ED (P), ED (Fin.) and all the Executive Directors of Zones are the ex-officio Vice Presidents  of  SPB

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