Sports quota in railway appointments

| August 26, 2013

Sports quota in railway appointments

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1693
ANSWERED ON-23.08.2013

Sports quota in railway appointments

1693 . SHRI BHAGAT SINGH KOSHYARI

(a) the criteria/guidelines for reservation in appointments under sports quota for various sports in Railways;

(b) the details of appointments made under sports quota during the last three years sports-wise, category-wise and year-wise; and

(c) whether Railways propose to increase the number of posts under the sports quota, and if so, the details thereof ?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

( SHRI KOTLA JAYA SURYA PRAKASH REDDY )
(a) to (c) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1693 BY SHRI BHAGAT SINGH KOSHYARI TO BE ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 23.08.2013 REGARDING SPORTS QUOTA IN RAILWAY APPOINTMENTS

(a) : There is no sport-wise reservation in sports quota, allotted to Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways, for recruitment of sportspersons.

(b) : Sports category-wise details of sportspersons recruited on Indian Railway during the years 2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13 are as under:-

S. No.

Games

Number of Sportspersons Recruited

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Total

1

Aquatics

12

22

11

45

2

Archery

5

4

5

14

3

Athletics

36

53

57

146

4

Badminton

5

20

18

43

5

Ball Badminton

3

1

9

13

6

Basketball

31

43

31

105

7

Billiards & Snooker

0

2

6

8

8

Body Building

9

5

5

19

9

Boxing

13

9

22

44

10

Bridge

0

0

1

1

11

Chess

0

2

5

7

12

Cricket

43

47

53

143

13

Cross Country

0

1

3

4

14

Cycling

1

6

6

13

15

Football

44

67

61

172

16

Golf

2

1

3

6

17

Gymnastics

7

3

8

18

18

Handball

9

9

6

24

19

Hockey

32

44

42

118

20

Judo

1

0

0

1

21

Kabaddi

29

21

29

79

22

Kho-Kho

6

4

5

15

23

Power-Lifting

7

4

9

20

24

Shooting

1

4

5

10

25

Table Tennis

12

16

8

36

26

Tennis

3

0

2

5

27

Volleyball

28

39

52

119

28

Weight-Lifting

11

15

21

47

29

Wrestling

11

18

15

44

Total

361

460

498

1319

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(c) :  The recruitment trend indicates that the number of posts given to Zonal Railways for recruitment against sports quota, is more than sufficient. Thus, there is no proposal at present to  increase the number of posts for recruitment against sports quota on Indian Railways.

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