PANAJI: Sports Minister Govind Gaude today said that he will demand a two per cent reservation in government jobs for sportspersons in the state.
“Many states have such a reservation for sports persons wherein there is two per cent is reserved in governments jobs; I will demand this,” said Gaude.
Gaude said that 80- 85 per cent of the infrastructure for hosting the National Games in the state has been completed.
Speaking to reporters, Gaude also said that the state government was giving the finishing touches to sports facilities for co-hosting the under-17 FIFA World Cup in the state. “By December, the infrastructure needed for the National Games will be completed.
The under-17 FIFA World Cup will also be held (in Goa), and we are revamping the infrastructure for that. 80 to 85 per cent of the infrastructure is ready,” the Sports Minister said.
Gaude’s claims as Sports Minister are contrary to those made by his predecessor, Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar, who had repeatedly claimed that the state government was in readiness to host the National Games and was only waiting for a nod from the Indian Olympic Association.