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Government of Andhra Pradesh by enactment of Act No.4 of 1988 provides for the establishment of Sports Authorities in three-tier pattern w.e.f.1.11.1987, replacing the erstwhile A.P. Sports councils and other Sports Councils for promotion of Games and Sports in the State. The SAAP will implement the Sports development programmes, schemes of GoI/SAI, Construction of Stadia, Establishment of Sports Academies / Sports Schools, Conduct of various coaching camps / courses, State, National and International tournaments in various disciplines, maintenance of Stadia and other programmes as per the Budgetary provision made by Govt. from time to time.
The Director of Sports shall be the Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Ex-officio for Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh. The present pattern of establishment at SAAP is prior to Act No.8 of 1988 and the Establishment of A.P. Sports Council are continuing in the SAAP, DSA under Rule No.5 of Chapter –III in the G.O.Ms.No.25 EG & YS (YSS) Department Dt: 04.05.1993 provides that the Sports Authority is competent authority to accord sanction for the creation of posts with the prior approval of the Govt. in the SAAP. The present Administrative structure at State Headquarters have been created during 1993 with permission of the Govt. from time to time, the same Cadre strength are continuing till to day i.e.,
Officers 45
Staff 69
Coaches/ Consolidated 133
Class IV 192
Manpower Agency Staff 21
The Sports infrastructure at State Headquarters, District Headquarters and some of the Mandals have increased tremendously. For the past few years, Govt. have been very keen to develop the State grass root level as “Kreedanandhra Pradesh”, as a Model State in the Sports and spending crores of rupees for creation of infrastructure under development of Sports.
The Govt. have also increased the budget for the development of Sports in State and prepared to increase the Sports Budget from time to time for the completion of the pending projects and the implementation of various increased programmes as per the necessity.
Keeping in view of the increased demand of the activities in all the corners, the existing strength is not sufficient to cater the needs. There is a need in increase of Administrative staff at SAAP HQs. Therefore, the proper setup at SAAP HQs is prepared as shown at Annexure enclosed to this note for the Administrative sanction to increase the establishment.

To accomplish its objectives the SAAP has launched the following schemes.

  • Creation of Sports Infrastructure in each District H.Q. i.e. out door stadium, Indoor stadium and other play fields.
  • Mini stadia at Division level / Mandal level HQ. Constituency wise.
  • Setting up of Sports Academies and its maintenance.
  • Conduct of Rural Sports, Women Sports & Tribal Sports Tournaments.
  • Conduct of Coaching Camps for Sub-Junior and Junior talented Sports persons in Residential Summer Coaching Camps to State Teams.
  • Supply of Sports Equipments to the Coaching centers in the District and twin cities.
  • Employment of coaches.
  • Refresher courses to Coaches, PETs and PDs.
  • Seminars
  • Conduct of National and Inter National Tournaments.
  • Cash Awards.
  • Maintenance of stadia at State Head quarters.
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