The Government has included 21 new sports disciplines including ‘Mallakhamb’ and ‘Sepak Takraw’ in the list of sports disciplines which qualify for recruitment of meritorious sports persons to any post in Group ‘C’ in Ministries/Department of Government of India. The details of newly included sports disciplines are as under:
|Sl. No.||Name of Sports Disciplines||Sl. No.||Name of Sports Disciplines|
|3.||Cycle Polo||4.||Deaf Sports|
|9||Net Ball||10||Para Sports (for sports discipline included in para-Olympics and Para Asian Games)|
|11||Pencak Silat||12||Shooting Ball|
|15||Sepak Takraw||16||Soft Tennis|
|21||Tennis Ball Cricket|
This information was given by Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.