Indraneel Das ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: Soon, athletes can claim cash awards after winning medals at major international meets through SMS and WhatsApp.
The ministry believes since the results are instantaneous and available on websites and social media, cash awards, too, should be delivered quickly.
“The idea is to give the cash awards within one working day,” he said.
This newspaper reported last month that a policy decision to quickly disburse cash awards would be taken soon.
The interesting part, however, would be the introduction of SMS and WhatsApp system through which athletes can claim their awards.
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