J&K Sports Council proposes to engage 500 coaches

AIMING to give a boost to sports activities and strengthening manpower with professionals view of “shortage of coaches” in many disciplines in the department, Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council is eyeing to engage outstanding players serving in various government departments under SRO-349 (sports quota) for a period of four years once the matter settled by the court. However, J&K Sports Council has also proposed engagement of 500 coaches in coming days, which is under the consideration of the government. Speaking to UNI, Secretary J&K Sports Council, Dr Naseem Javaid Chowdhary revealed that in the recently held General Council meeting chaired by the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, it was decided that the outstanding players serving in various government departments under SRO349, will be engaged in the Sports Council. “We are of opinion to avail the services of outstanding players serving in different government run bodies and the decision to this has been taken in the General Council Meeting,” Dr Chowdhary said. Relevant to mention that SRO-349 makes an outstanding player to get a government job under sports quota. It is learnt that most of the outstanding sportspersons in the State are without Government jobs and the doors for their appointments under SRO-349 have almost been closed from 2014 onwards.