Government Jobs for Khelo India Winners

  • The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) of the Government of India and the Department of Sports have introduced reforms in the recruitment, promotion, and incentives framework for athletes. 
  • The updated guidelines aim to provide enhanced incentives, transparency, and inclusivity. 
  • Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, announced that Khelo India medal winners will now be eligible for government jobs. 
  • The revised rules extend eligibility to medal winners from the —, — to be eligible for government jobs. 
  • Individuals who excel in events such as the Khelo India Youth Games, Khelo India Winter Games, Khelo India Para Games, and Khelo India University Games will now qualify for government employment opportunities. 
  • Clear criteria for national and international chess competitions have been established. 
  • A structured hierarchy based on sporting achievements will be adhered to for prioritizing candidates. 
  • The roster of authorized entities to issue certificates validating the eligibility of sportspersons for recruitment has been revised.
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