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Recruitment by Govt: Eligibility Extended to Khelo India Medal Winners

The Department of Personnel and Training issued an office memorandum on March 4, 2024, conferring greater incentives upon sportspersons. The earlier instructions on recruitment of meritorious sportsmen were modified in consultation with the Department of Sports.

Accordingly, the eligibility for appointments has been extended to include medal winners in Khelo India Youth Games (age category above 18 years), Khelo India Winter Games, Khelo India Para Games, or Khelo India University Games. These events have also been recognised as events of national importance under the said office memorandum.

When it comes to said competitions, the competent authorities for awarding certificates of eligibility would be the officer designated or the officer in charge from the Sports Authority of India (SAl) for Khelo India Youth Games, Khelo India Winter Games, Khelo India Para Games, or Khelo India University Games.

Additionally, the department has provided the criteria for recruitment of chess players.