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PANDIT DEENDAYAL UPADHYAY NATIONAL WELFARE FUND FOR SPORTSPERSONS (PDUNWFS)

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund For Sportspersons (PDUNWFS) was set up in March, 1982 with a view to assisting outstanding Sportspersons of yesteryear, living in indigent circumstances who had brought glory to the Country in sports. The scheme as revised in September, 2017 to provide for lump sum ex-gratia assistance to outstanding Sportspersons of yesteryears. Provision of pension has been done away with as there is already a Scheme of Pension for Meritorious Sportspersons. Now, lump sum ex-gratia assistance is given to the Sportspersons or their families for medical treatment etc.

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