Reservations for Meritorious Sportspersons

Reservations for Meritorious Sportspersons
1. Eligibility-
(i) Persons who have represented a State or the Country in the National or International competition in any of the games/sports listed below.
(ii) Their University in the inter-university Tournaments conducted by the Inter-University Sports Board in any of these games.
(iii) The state Schools Teams in the National Sports/Games conducted by the All India School Games Federation in any of these games/Sports.
(iv) Person who have been awarded National Awards in Physical Efficiency under National Physical Efficiency Drive.
List of Games/Sports
Archery
Athletics (including Track and Field events)
Atya-Patya
Badminton
Ball-Badminton
Basketball
Billiards and Snooker
Boxing
Bridge
Carrom
Chess
Cricket
Cycling,
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Gymnastics (including Body-Building)
Handball
Hockey
Judo
Kabaddi
Karate-DO
Kayaking and Canoeing
Kho-Kho
Polo
Power lifting
Rifle Shooting
Roller Skating
Rowing
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tackwondo
Tennikoit
Tennis
Volleyball
Weight Lifting
Wresting
Yachting
Ice-Skiing
Ice-Hockey
Ice-Skating.
2. Extent of Reservation– No specific percentage of reservation is prescribed. Ministries/Department can recruit meritorious sportsperson in any year against vacancies not exceeding 5% , in relaxation of the recruitment procedure, provided the overall reservation of all types do not exceed 50% of the total number of vacancies.
3. Posts to which reservation applicable- Group ‘C’ /’D’ post filled by direct recruitment otherwise than though the UPSC. No reservation is permitted in direct recruitment to Group ‘A’/’B’ posts. Appointing authorities at their discretion may notify vacancies reduced up to 5% for being filled by direct recruitment of sportsperson. No reservation preference is permitted in promotions. The fact may be taken into account in assessing the overall merit.
4. Recruitment procedure- Ministries/Departments may consider applications received from meritorious sportspersons duly supported by the certificates awarded by the specified authorities. If they are satisfied that the candidate fulfils the eligibility criteria and also the minimum educational qualification, etc., appointment may be made.
5. Placement in the reservation roster- Sportsperson so appointed will be adjusted in the reservation roster of SC/ST/OBC/General Category to which he belongs. For example, if the candidate belongs to SC, adjustment will be against the point reserved for SC.
6. Age Relaxations- Maximum agelimit may be relaxed by five years (10 years for SCs/STs and 8 years for OBCs) for appointment to all Groups of Civil posts/services filled otherwise than through competitive examinations conducted by the UPSC.

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