Financial assistance from National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) to Chain Singh, Shooter

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has approved financial assistance from NSDF to Chain Singh, Shooter for training and other support as part of preparation for Olympics 2016.  He has been allocated a budget of Rs 40.00 lacs under the scheme.

(A) Purchase of items


S No Item Estimated cost approved
1 .22 Free Rifle Bleiker Challenger Model Rs 5,63,700.00
2 .22 l. r Ammunition (Quantity 15000; unit rate Rs 24.75) Rs 3,71,250.00
  Total Rs 9,34,950.00

(B)  Visit to Eley Limited, Birmingham (UK) for Ammunition Testing


S No Item Cost approved
1 Boarding/lodging USD 750  @ USD 150 per day for 05 days
2 DA USD 125 @ USD 25 per day for 05 days
3 Local transport (including travel from Airport to Hotel and back As per actual (Maximum GBP 700)
4 Testing charges As per actual
5 Air travel One time air travel in excursion class in the shortest route in Delhi-Birmingham-Delhi Sector
6 Excess baggage As per actual
  Total USD 875 + cost of other items at 3 to 6 above


There is no objection for Col Lalit Sharma accompanying you at no cost to Government; Indian Army may consider funding the foreign trip of Col Sharma.

Approval of the competent authority has been obtained for release of about 90% of the sanctioned amount as indicated below:

  1. a) Rs 8,41,000.00 (Rupees Eight lacs forty one thousand only), for purchase of Rifle and Ammunition;
  2. b) USD 785 (US Dollar Seven hundred eighty five only) and GBP 630 (GBP Six hundred thirty only) for visit to UK for ammunition testing.