‘Come and Play’: Centre tells all employees

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016,15:23 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Central government employees and their families can now take part in sports and fitness activities like swimming, badminton and table tennis at top facilities of SAI under the ‘Come and Play’ scheme.

According to a DoPT order, the employees, their families and dependants can use various facilities of Sports Authority of India, including at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and Major Dhyan Chand national stadium.

The facilities would be available on a first-come-first- serve basis and the rates would not exceed Rs 100 per person, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) order said. There are about 50 lakh central government employees working across the country.

The facilities being offered are swimming, badminton, table tennis and fitness centres at both the stadiums, the DoPT said. The ‘Come and Play’ scheme was initiated for optimum utilisation of SAI sports facilities across the country by providing youth from local communities and sports enthusiasts with an opportunity to get trained under expert coaches.

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