Ice skate sports recognized for job recruitment

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Shimla, Sept. 3 Ritanjali Hastir

With the revised recruitment of sportsperson in the Government of India, a new vista has been opened for the winter sports lover not only in Shimla, but all over. Finally, Winter sports in the country seem to have been recognized being more than merely time-killing activity in the season when everything seems to stand still.

As per Pankaj Prabhaker, Speed Skating Coach Simla Ice Skating Club, and two times National Champion, “It is a great moment for people like us who have been associated with winter sports from so long. Even though efforts were being made to get recognition from a long time but finally it has paid off. Now youth will be more interested in taking winter sports more seriously as they can see job opportunities in the future.”

In the year 2013 Department of Personnel & Training Office Memorandum issued incentives for the recruitment of meritorious sportsperson. As per the O.M., forty-three (43) sports disciplines have been identified for the appointment of meritorious sportsperson to Group `C’ posts. A proposal has been received from the Department of Sports for the inclusion of some more disciplines in the above list of Sports disciplines for recruitment of sportsperson to any Group ‘C’ post in Ministries/Department of Government of India.

It has been decided to accept the recommendation of the Department of Sports. Accordingly, the list of Sports/Games, as contained in para A-IV of this Department’s O.M. No. 14034/1/2013-Estt.(D) dated 3.10.2013 for the purpose of recruitment of sportsperson in Government of India has been revised and now it has sixty-three (63) sports disciplines/games covered by the scheme.

However, all other conditions relating to eligibility, appointment, and seniority laid down in the O.M. dated 3.10.2013, and other related OMs, as amended from time to time, will not be altered.

List of sports includes – Archery,  Athletics,  Atya — Patya, Badminton,  Ball-Badminton,  Baseball  Basket Ball,  Billiards & Snookers,  Body-Building,   Boxing,  Bridge,  Carrom,  Chess, Cricket,  Cycling, Cycling Polo,  Deaf Sports,  Equestrian,  Fencing,  Football,  Golf,   Gymnastics,  Handball,  Hockey, Ice-Hockey,  Ice-Skating, Ice-Skiing,  Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Kayakin & Canoeing, Kho — Kho, Kudo,  Mallakhamb,  Motor Sports,  Net Ball, Para Sports, (for sports discipline included in para Olympics and Para Asian Games)  Pencak Silat, Polo, Powerlifting, Shooting,  Shooting Ball,  Roll Ball,  Roller Skating,  Rowing,  Rugby,  Sepak, Takraw, Soft Ball,  Soft Tennis,  Squash,  Swimming,  Table Tennis,  Taekwondo,  Tenni-Koit,  Tennis,  Tenpin Bowling, Triathlon,  Tug-of-war,  Volleyball,  Weightlifting,  Wushu, Wrestling and Yachting.

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