"Two per cent is horizontal reservation and not vertical reservation," state Youth Services and Sports Secretary 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.
He thanked Rao on behalf of the state sports department for the decision to provide quota to sportspersons.
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