The state authorities’s assertion got here a day after Dutee tried to douse the controversy that erupted when she put her BMW automotive on sale. She had mentioned she was promoting her luxurious automotive to not fund her coaching however as a result of the automobile’s upkeep value is past her after studies on the contrary.
“The total financial support provided to Dutee Chand from State government/OMC is Rs 4.09 crore (after 2015),” a press release from the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha, mentioned.
“Rs 3 crore as financial incentive for medals won at Asian Games 2018; Rs 30 lakh for training and financial support during 2015-19; Rs 50 lakh for training support for Tokyo Olympics released in two instalments,” the assertion added.
Dutee, when contacted by PTI on the federal government assertion, mentioned: “I’m indebted to the Odisha authorities for supporting me all these years, however this Rs Four crore doesn’t present the right image. Everybody will begin pondering that Dutee has spent a lot cash.
“The Rs three crore is the prize cash the Odisha authorities had given me for profitable two silver medals in 2018 Asian Games. It is rather like what a P V Sindhu or some other medal winner will get from the state governments like Haryana or Punjab. It shouldn’t be thought of as monetary help for coaching.”
The Odisha authorities additionally mentioned it had appointed Dutee as a Group-A stage officer in Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) which “supplied Rs 29 lakh assist for her coaching and monetary incentives”.
Dutee additionally objected to this declare of the federal government, saying the quantity included her wage.
“This Rs 29 lakh is inclusive of my wage and I do not know the way it’s for coaching assist. I’m an worker (of OMC) and I’ve to get my wage. I’ve to search out out.”
The authorities’s assertion mentioned the 24-year-old drew a gross wage of Rs 84,604 per thirty days from OMC in contradiction to her declare on Wednesday that she will get Rs 60,000.
“She is at the moment drawing a gross wage of Rs 84,604 (June 2020 Salary) per thirty days. She just isn’t required to come back to workplace in order that she is ready to focus full-time on coaching… Accordingly, since her appointment in OMC, no official work has been allotted to Chand,” the assertion from the Odisha authorities mentioned.
Dutee, on her half, mentioned that she was not “sitting idle at house” and was bringing medals for the nation and making her employers proud.
“When I gained medals, I feel I used to be doing one thing for my employers additionally. I’m making them proud. I used to be not sitting idle at house, it isn’t that I’ve stopped profitable medals. Instead of utilizing pen and paper on the workplace, I used to be toiling on the coaching floor and stadia.”
She mentioned she is now not promoting her automotive because the KIIT founder and Member of Parliament Achyuta Samanta has assured her monetary assist for her coaching.
“I’ve been provided monetary assist by even Union Finance Minister (Nirmala Sitharaman) and sports activities minister (Kiren Rijiju). They referred to as me a couple of days again however I’ve politely informed them I’ll strategy them when it’s wanted.”
A couple of days in the past, Dutee posted on social media that she supposed to promote her BMW. The publish was later deleted but it surely drew sharp reactions from the sporting fraternity.
“I took to social media to promote my automotive BMW. I haven’t got the assets to take care of luxurious automobiles, although I like them. I’m not in a position to make use of the automotive and it’s a spendthrift expense on my half. I by no means expressed that I’m promoting it to fund my coaching,” Dutee had mentioned.