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National Sports Talent Contest Scheme- NSTC

National Sports Talent Contest, (NSTC) Scheme is being implemented to scout sports talent in the age group of 8-14 years from schools and nurture them into future medal hopes by providing scientific training.

Under the Scheme, schools having good sports infrastructure and record of creditable sports performances are adopted by SAI. The Scheme enables the budding sportsperson to study and play in the same school. In addition to the main scheme of NSTC (launched 1985) wherein regular schools are adopted, a few distinct sub-schemes were launched to further reach out to sports talent in India, even those participating in indigenous sports and games.

Disciplines covered under the NSTC:

  • Regular schools– Athletics, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Swimming Table Tennis, Volleyball & Wrestling (11 Disciplines).
  • IGMA –Archery, Gatka, Kabaddi, Kalariapayatu, Mukna, Thang-Ta, Silambam, Khomlainai (08 Disciplines)
  • Akharas –Wrestling (1 Discipline)

Assistance:

Presently under the Scheme, selected trainees are admitted on non-residential basis. However as an exceptional case the trainees have been admitted in two schools on a residential basis and they are provided boarding & lodging facilities instead of stipend.

1)  Regular Schools

SN Particulars Amount (Rupees)
1 Sports Kit (per annum per trainee) 2000.00
2 Insurance (per annum per trainee) 150.00
3 Competition exposure (per annum per trainee) 2000.00
4 Stipend for 10 months (per head per annum) 3000.00
5 Annual grant to the school for purchase of sports equipment (per annum) 20000.00

2) Indigenous Games & Martial Arts

SN Particulars Amount
1 Sports Kit (per annum per trainee) 1500.00
2 Insurance (per annum per trainee) 150.00
3 Stipend for 10 months (per head per annum) 3000.00
4 Annual grant to the school for purchase of equipment (per annum) 20000.00
5 Annual grant to the school for organizing compet. for scouting talent (per annum) 25000.00

 

3) Akhara

SN Particulars Amount
1 Stipend (per trainee per month) 1000.00
2 Accidental insurance (per annum per trainee) 150.00

 

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