Operation Division of SAI deals with implementation of different sports promotional schemes of SAI aimed at scouting and nurturing the talented sportspersons in various age groups for achieving excellence at the National/International level.
These schemes are being implemented by SAI through its Regional Centres located at Bengaluru, Kolkata, Gandhinagar, Kandiveli (Mumbai), Bhopal, Sonepat, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Guwahati and Imphal alongwith Academic Wings located at NS NIS, Patiala and the LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram. The Sports Science set up is well developed at Patiala, Bengaluru and Kolkata and these facilities are also being upgraded in other Centres.
In its endeavour to train athletes to achieve excellence in Olympics and other International Events
SAI Training Centres are established to groom the junior level sports persons in the age group of 10-18 years
Extension Centers of STC
This scheme is established to develop sports standard in schools and colleges having requisite basic sports infrastructure
National Sports Talent Contest Scheme is being implemented to scout sports talent in the age group of 8-14 years from schools