Play & Progress Scheme (PPS) / Mission Excellence Delhi: Incentives of upto 3 lakh/year along with free training & coaching

The Delhi Government has announced Play and Progress Scheme (PPS) for school-level sports talent. Government will provide financial assistance of upto Rs. 3 lakh to them. The Deputy Chief Minister Shree Manish Shisodia announced the scheme. The incentive scheme is to nurture budding talent in the school students.

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What is Play & Progress (PPS) Scheme? A incentive scheme by the Delhi Government for sports talent at the school-level.

PPS Objectives:

  • To identify sports talent at a very young age
  • To nurture and support them
  • To create best in class athletes in the country


  • Students under 14 years of age selected under the scheme will get Rs. 2 lakh per annum
  • Students between 14-17 years of age will get Rs. 3 lakh per year
  • Students under the age of 17 are eligible for the specialized sports trainings at designated centers

Eligibility / Who can apply?

  • Any students studying in Delhi for last 3 years
  • Students under 17 years of age are eligible

Games under Play & Progress (PPS) Scheme: Cricket, boxing, football, gymnastics, karate, baseball, table tennis, basketball, badminton, athletics, swimming, hockey and wrestling.

Specialized Training Centers under PPS: 18 specialized training centers will be setup for the sports person at following locations: Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Ludlow Castle Sports complex, Chhatrasal Stadium, East Vinod Nagar Sports Complex, Thyagraj Stadium and Najafgarh Stadium.

Mission Excellence Scheme:

  • Another scheme launched by the Delhi Government
  • The scheme is for the established athletes
  • 100 top-level sports person in Delhi will receive free training and coaching
  • The government will pay the expenses for them
  • Objectives it to win medals in international tournaments and championships
  • Delhi Government has formed Committee of Experts (COE)
  • Sports person such as Gagan Narang, Karnam Malleswari, Vijender Singh, Manisha Malhotra and  Khajan Singh are members of the committee


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