The National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) has been formulated for talent identification in the age group of 8-12 years and nurturing of identified talented sports persons. The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
Overview of National Sports Talent Search Scheme
|Name||National Sports Talent Search Scheme|
|Also known as||NSTSS|
|Launched by||Vice President|
|Launch year||28 August 2017|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
|Objective||identifying sport talents at an early age and provide financial assistance for their training.|
Objective and Benefits of National Sports Talent Search Scheme
•Identification of sporting talent among students in the age group of 8–12 years (for admission in Class IV to Class VI) who possess inborn qualities such as anthropometric, physical and physiological capabilities without any anatomical infirmities.
•Nurturing of the Sporting Potential / talent in District level Sports schools / Central Sports Schools / National Sports Academies etc., to make them excel at the National and international sports competitions. This will help broaden the pool of Sportspersons in the Country.
How to apply for National Sports Talent Search Scheme