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2% quota for sportspersons in Telangana govt jobs

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Giving effect to K Rao's recent announcement, an order was issued today providing two per cent reservation in government jobs in to meritorious sportspersons.

"Two per cent is horizontal reservation and not vertical reservation," state Youth Services and B Venkatesham said which means the overall percentage of reservation would not be affected.

The reservation would be applicable to 29 recognised sports disciplines, he added.

Though a Government Order (GO) was issued earlier on the matter, it was not implemented because "state and subordinate service rules" were not amended, he said.

Rao had assured the two per when he recently felicitated medal winners, Sports Minister T Padmarao Goud said.

He thanked Rao on behalf of the for the decision to provide quota to sportspersons.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 20:20 IST
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