Dutee disputes Odisha govt’s claims of financial support

Bhubaneswar: Following queries from different quarters regarding financial support given to the ace sprinter by Odisha Government,  the Department of Sports and Youth Services  today shared a list highlighting all support given to the athlete. In her reaction, however, the ace athlete said the claims of the State government of providing her financial aid is not true.
The department informed that Rs 4.09 crore has been spent by the Government fortraining of the sprinter in the last five years.
Here’re details of the financial support given to Dutee over the years for her training and other related expenses and financial incentives. 
 
1. Rs 3 crore as financial incentive for medals won at Asian Games 2018.
2. Rs 30 Lakh for training and financial support during 2015-19.
3. Rs 50 Lakhs for training support for Tokyo Olympics (Released In two installments on August 2,  2019 and December 27 2019).
4. The State Government appointed  Dutee Chand as Group-A level officer in Odisha Mining Corporation. She is currently drawing Gross salary of Rs 84,604 (June 2020 Salary) per month. She is not required to come to office so that she is able to concentrate full-time on training. Since her appointment in OMC, no official work has been allotted to her.
5. OMC provided Rs 29 Lakhs to Ms. Dutee Chand for Training and financial incentives.
6. The total financial support provided to Dutee Chand from state Government/OMC is Rs 4.09 crores (after 2015).
7. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) may also be providing adequate support for the athlete based on performance.
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