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Motor sports features on Indian Government's grants quota list

It is a boost for racers to avail Government grants and pension under the scheme.

Motor racing has made its way in the new amendment released by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions under Government of India, where the sports personnel can now avail Government grants under Group C in the Ministries/Department.

The Department of Sports had requested the Ministry for additional sports to be featured on the list to help them grow and earn a living. The original list had 43 disciplines as per the 2013 release but the updated list has 20 more added, which includes motor sports.

It should be a boost for sports personnel eyeing grants for their living along with pushing themselves in the various sports' discipline they are participating in. It also helps them for their long-term future, especially post-retirement with the pension facility.

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