first_imgOther recommendations which the committee suggested were Other recommendations which the committee suggested were that the NRAI needs to start grooming former shooters with a long term vision. The panel said the NRAI will have to start taking ownership of national camps and its athletes, and everything cannot be outsourced to SAI. It also recommended that the NRAI should have a robust working relationship with the Services and should also use the world class facilities of the AMU in Mhow and consider the possibility of holding skill development camps there away from any distractions. The Bindra-led panel also recommended that the Karni Singh Shooting Range in Tughlakabad here should be made the home base of Indian shooting. The report also said that the Government of Indias Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) has shortcomings, which needs to be addressed collectively. “The interaction of NRAI with SAI, SAIs/GOIs funding under TOPS to shooting athlete, in specific the issue of unproven personal coaches and the effect of a resulting ineffective homogeneous national team. Then to make recommendations, if any, in how NRAI should take this matter up with SAI/GOI in a cordial and meaningful manner with a view to streamline any issues flagged therein. “It is now widely accepted that the Government of Indias Target Olympic Podium Scheme, TOPS, had shortcomings. However the sport of shooting was always a priority for Sports Ministry and the Sports Authority of India and no shooter suffered as a result of any bureaucratic delay,” it said. “Any delay which occurred did so because of the inability of the shooter to present relevant training plans on time rather than the disbursement of funds. Training funds were sanctioned for all shooters who put forth their plans and in that regard TOPS was rather partial to Indian shooting based on past results,” it said. PTI SSC PDS ATKadvertisementlast_img

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