Indian coaches: Harendra, Rajpal expect ‘good outcomes’ as government levels the field for Indian coaches | Hockey News


NEW DELHI: “How, you think, it must feel that despite producing gold medallists and staying in the same environment, you don’t draw the salary at par with foreign coaches?” That was the query of a person who had all the time been vocal about the disparity in wages drawn by Indian and international coaches. The irony is that now when the Sports Ministry has lastly made it a degree taking part in field, Harendra Singh, a former coach of the Indian males’s hockey workforce, will not profit from it.
In a landmark transfer, the Sports Ministry introduced final week that the current wage cap of Rs 2 lakh for Indian coaches might be eliminated and that they may also be supplied four-year contracts henceforth. Until now, these phrases had been solely reserved for international coaches recruited by the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
“The government is also keen to attract the best coaching talent from across the country to train our elite athletes and we do not want the cap on compensation to be a deterrent for good coaches to join,” a ministry release quoted Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju as saying.
Harendra, who was removed as coach by Hockey India after the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup, welcomed the end to all “ambiguity” without rueing the fact that he won’t be a beneficiary of the new rule.
“Hockey India was additionally very eager to take it up with the Government of India and SAI. So I’m glad that one thing that I had been vocal for, for so a few years, at the finish of the day it was heard and there’s no ambiguity. The govt has given the finest choice to Indian coaches and now it is as much as them how a lot they need to seize it,” said Harendra talking to
The announcement made by the ministry mentioned that “eminent coaches already working in varied Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) would even be allowed to hitch on deputation and be eligible for the four-year contract as effectively as the larger wage construction.”
Harendra said it would bring relief to the feeling of uncertainty that always surrounds coaches working for public sector undertakings.
“This is a chance for elite sportsmen, who all the time really feel insecure working for PSUs…Now folks will begin desirous about approaching it (teaching) in a extra skilled technique to make it a profession,” said Harendra, who coached India’s 2016 Junior Men’s World Cup-winning team.

The remuneration, nevertheless, might be selected the foundation of the former elite athlete’s efficiency throughout his taking part in days and the success achieved as a coach.
Harendra agrees with that parameter.
“Those who deserve it, (they) needs to be paid at par with the international coaches. It’s superb information from the teaching perspective; however at the similar time, if the Indian coaches need to draw wage at par with the international coaches, they have to additionally improve their information {and professional} perspective,” said the ex-halfback.
“I wish to thank the Sports Minister, his private efforts, and everyone who was pursuing this.”
Former India captain Rajpal Singh, who has played under Harendra and also foreign coaches during his playing days until 2012, believes that the decision will lift the morale of the coaches on the emotional front as well.
“There are international as effectively as Indian coaches working with groups; and if an Indian coach is getting paid much less, he feels degraded. We must encourage them and this (wage at par with international coaches) will try this,” said the player cum police officer, who has recently been promoted to the post of Superintendent by Punjab Police.

Talking particularly about hockey, Rajpal stated there needs to be a pool of Indian coaches who might be put answerable for the nationwide workforce.
“Every international coach isn’t good…We ought to have an inventory of Indian coaches with us, 8-10 names who can coach the Indian workforce. I feel at the second we do not have a second title,” he said, possibly hinting towards Harendra as the only one in that bracket currently.
Earlier in May, SAI revamped its admission policy for coaching courses at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, thereby allowing 46 eminent athletes to get direct admission to the flagship Diploma Course in Sports Coaching from the 2020-21 session.
Rajpal said all these measures will lead to “outcomes” in the coming years.
“I admire the Central Government’s coverage…it will give superb leads to the coming four to eight years.”