In a pointy response to Dutee’s now-deleted social media put up, the Odisha authorities’s Department of Sports and Youth Services on Thursday launched a press release revealing particulars of all of the monetary help offered to Dutee to date for her coaching.
The whole talked about quantity of Rs 4.09 crore included Rs three crore that Dutee obtained for successful two silver medals (girls’s 100m and 200m) on the 2018 Asian Games.
“It’s substantially more than what Asian Games gold medallists like Hima Das (sprinter) and Swapna Barman (heptathlete) received from their state governments. They got just Rs 10 lakh each. They have not raised a voice about falling short of funds,” sources near the event informed Timesofindia.com.
“She (Dutee) unfortunately is in the habit of creating controversies.”
Soon after the Sports Department in Odisha made the figures public, Dutee stated in her response to PTI that “Rs 4 crore does not show the correct picture.”
“The Rs 3 crore is the prize money the Odisha government had given me for winning two silver medals in 2018 Asian Games. It is just like what a PV Sindhu or any other medal winner gets from the state governments like Haryana or Punjab. It should not be considered as financial assistance for training,” Dutee stated.
But the argument most sports activities officers in Odisha are placing ahead is – ‘why could not Dutee spend a few of that quantity on her coaching as an alternative of comforting herself with luxurious?’.
“One thing is being grateful. Why to raise unnecessary controversies? You got Rs 3 crore, you should have invested it in your training. Who asked you to go and buy a BMW car? And you claim to be a student at KIIT university. They too have given her substantial sums of money,” the sources additional stated.
The figures launched by the Odisha authorities additionally point out Dutee’s appointment as a Group-A degree officer with the general public sector endeavor Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) that has “provided Rs 29 lakh support for her training and financial incentives”.
Dutee countered this by claiming that the quantity included her wage, which has been talked about as Rs 84,604 (gross) per thirty days.
“I don’t know how it is for training support. I am an employee (of OMC) and I have to get my salary,” PTI quoted Dutee, who, in accordance with the Odisha authorities, “is not required to come to office so that she is able to concentrate full-time on training”.
The supply additionally introduced up an occasion from a number of years again when Dutee claimed she didn’t have cash to purchase trainers, which was after receiving monetary assist from the Odisha chief minister’s workplace.
“A few years ago, she gave a statement ke mere paas joote kharidne ke liye paise nahi hain (I don’t have money to buy shoes), and this when the CM had just given her Rs 5 lakh for (performance in) some event,” stated the supply.
“It is time that things are put in perspective and therefore the Odisha government released this (figures of training aid). Har cheez ki ek hadd hoti hai (there is a limit to everything). Kab tak aap badtamizi bardaasht karoge? (till when can you tolerate insolence?).”
“She says maine Facebook pe dala tha (I put it up on Facebook) so that I get more buyers for my car. Is Facebook a vehicle-selling platform? Aadat wahi hai (habit is the same), get attention and create controversies.”
Dutee is but to attain the qualification timing for Tokyo Olympics in each 100m and 200m.