Tripura introduces sports quota in government jobs, says minister Sushanta Chowdhury

The Tripura government announced its decision on Friday to introduce job reservations for leading and promising athletes from the state and said it is studying sports reservation policies in several states before formulating its own.

Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sushanta Chowdhury told reporters at the state secretariat in Agartala this afternoon: “The sports infrastructure and the sports sector were completely ignored under the former Left Front regime. We want to take our sports sector to a national and international level. a port of politics. We are working on infrastructure development in Tripura. We have also decided to introduce sports reservation at Group C and Group D level.”

Based on a survey of reservation policies in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Maharashtra, reservations were found to be around 2-6 percent in several states, the minister said. “We have submitted a proposal to reserve courts for players who have played national matches and who have physical and mental standards to attend physical matches. We have processed the files. Work is done between departments. The reservation rate is determined by the government he added.

On sports infrastructure, the minister said there will be an artificial turf for athletes in Khowai district and Badharghat in West Tripura under the Khelo India scheme, apart from state-funded sports infrastructure including synthetic football pitches and floodlights in the Umakanta mini stadium in Agartala. Synthetic football pitches will also be constructed in Jirania in West Tripura, while synthetic hockey pitches will be built in Jampuijala, Badharghat in the district.

The minister said that once the infrastructure for football, swimming and athletics is developed, players will be looked after and selected to be prepared for world-class competitive events.

In addition, Chowdhury said the sports and youth affairs department will also launch a campaign against drug threats, including street games and awareness programs in various parts of the state.

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