The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday gave its nod to offer government jobs to those sportspersons who win medal in the international tournaments. The jobs would range from Class-A to Class-D depending on their educational qualification.
"To encourage sportspersons who win medals in international sports, government jobs are for the taking. A committee will be formed through which jobs will be given to the sportspersons from Group-A to Group-C and Group-D," Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
He said those who win medals in Olympics or Paralympics and Common Wealth Games possessing a bachelor's degree would get a job in the Group-A category whereas medalists with a bachelor's degree in Asian would get Group-B post. The medalists possessing lower than a bachelor's degree would get any of the Group-C or Group-D post, Madhuswamy said.
"We are not compromising with educational qualification. We are giving an age relaxation of 10 years," the Minister explained.
He added that those sportspersons getting Group-A job would get the Assistant Commissioner's post while the Group-B post would be equivalent to Tahsildar's.