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Haryana govt removes Jagdeep Singh as director of sports and youth affairs

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government has removed as the tonight, an said here.

He has been replaced by Amit Kumar Agarwal, an spokesperson said.

On June 8, the government had courted controversy when it asked sportspersons employed by it to deposit one-third of their earnings from commercial and professional commitments to the but put the notification on hold after drawing sharp criticism from elite athletes.

A notification issued by (Sports and Youth Department), had said, "One-third of the income earned by the sportsperson from professional sports or commercial endorsements will be deposited with the The money shall be used for the development of sports in the state."

The had earlier stirred up a controversy when it decided to reduce the prize money for those medal winners from the state who were employed with other departments or states.

The felicitation function planned for the prize money distribution on April 26 had to be eventually cancelled indefinitely when the athletes threatened to boycott it.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 23:10 IST