Recruitment of Sportspersons in Railways
During 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10, total 1328 sportspersons were recruited on Indian Railways against Sports quota.
These sportspersons were recruited in Aquatics, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Ball Badminton, Basketball, Billiards & Snooker, Body Building, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cross Country, Cycling, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Powerlifting, Shooting, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Sportspersons on Indian Railways are recruited through Open Advertisement as well as Talent Scouting Scheme. The sportspersons fulfilling the criteria as per norms, are invited for selection trials. The sportspersons found fit during trials are issued offer of appointment, after verification of certificates and completing all requisite formalities.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.