New Delhi: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore has sanctioned a special financial assistance of Rs 5 lakhs to former International Archer and Arjun Awardee Limba Ram.
Limba, who is suffering from a neurogenerative disease or neurological illness, is undergoing treatment at Jaipur in Rajasthan.
He is working for the Rajasthan government and is in receipt of salary beyond the ceiling of Rs 4 lakhs fixed under the scheme of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.
The sports minister in his capacity as chairperson of the fund has relaxed the condition and by invoking the discretionary clause sanctioned Rs 5 lakhs considering that his widowed mother, widowed sister and her children, widowed mother-in-law and unemployed brother are dependent on him.
Earlier, on getting the news of Limba’s admission in a hospital, Rathore had deputed a team of officers to visit and enquire if any assistance is required. The sanctioned amount is based on the report of this committee. The sports minister has also asked his officers to regularly visit him and update on his health.