Govt. Declares Jobs for National Games winners

Published on: 19 Feb, 2015
Published under: General Kerala News, Kerala Sports News

The Goverment of Kerala has decided to provide jobs for sports persons who won the medals at 36 National Games for Kerala.

On Wednesday the cabinet announced a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh each to members of Kerala teams that struck gold, Rs 2 lakh to silver medalists and Rs one lakh each to members of Kerala teams that got bronze medal.

The Chief Minister Oomen Chandy said It has decided to provide jobs for medal winners from the state in
individual items as well as to members of Kerala teams which won gold. Of the total 106 individual medal winners, 46 have no government job at present. They will be provided jobs.

As many as 102 athletes – members of Kerala teams that won gold at the games – are eligible for government job as per the decision. However, of this, 62 are already employed. Hence, the remaining 40 will get new jobs, Oommen Chandy said. ‘’Regarding the 122 athletes who already have jobs – 60 individual medal winners and 62 members of teams that won gold – they will be given either a grade promotion or an increment, whichever is beneficial to them,’’ he said

The government is exploring the possibilities of supporting the coaches who trained the athletes for the event. It  is also looking into supporting athletes who won silver and bronze medals in team events. Of them, 94 sports persons are already employed while 85 are in need of job.


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