21 New Sports Disciplines Added To List For Govt Jobs

New Delhi: The Central government has drafted in 21 new sports disciplines including ‘Mallakhamb’ and ‘Sepak Takraw’ in the list of sports disciplines which qualify for recruitment of meritorious sports persons to any post in Group ‘C’ in Ministries/Department of Government of India.

The sports disciplines that have been included are: Baseball, body-building, cycle polo, deaf sports, fencing, kudo, mallakhamb, motor sports, net ball, para sports (for sports discipline included in para-Olympics and Para Asian Games), pencak silat, shooting ball, roll ball, rugby, sepak takraw, soft tennis, tenpin bowling, triathlon, tug-of-war, wushu and tennis ball cricket.

According to a PIB release, the information was shared by Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

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