Srinagar: In a significant move aimed at fostering talent and promoting sports activities in the region, the Administrative Council (AC) of Jammu and Kashmir has given the green light to the creation of the “Jammu and Kashmir Sports Cadre” under the administrative control of the Youth Service and Sports Department.
Alongside this historic decision, the AC has also sanctioned the creation of 235 posts, including 10 Gazetted positions, which will be utilized for the appointment of outstanding sportspersons. This groundbreaking decision is expected to invigorate the sports landscape in the union territory and inspire young athletes to excel in their chosen disciplines.
According to the officials the creation of the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Cadre marks a crucial step forward in recognizing and nurturing sporting talent within the region. This dedicated cadre will be responsible for promoting sports activities, identifying and grooming talented athletes, and organizing various sporting events and initiatives across Jammu and Kashmir. It reflects the government’s commitment to investing in the development of sports and the holistic growth of the youth.
The newly sanctioned 235 posts will play a pivotal role in the appointment of outstanding sportspersons who have excelled in various sports disciplines. These appointments will serve as both a recognition of their achievements and a means of providing them with stable career opportunities. The 10 Gazetted posts within this cadre will oversee the administration and management of sports-related activities, ensuring the efficient functioning of the department.
“The creation of the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Cadre and the allocation of these posts for outstanding sportspersons are transformative steps that underscore our commitment to sports development. We aim to motivate our young people to actively participate in sports while simultaneously recognizing and encouraging the incredible talents that our region has produced,” an official told Precious Kashmir.
He said that the new rules and cadre had been carefully formulated to serve as a catalyst for motivating young people to engage in sports activities actively. He emphasized that nurturing outstanding sportspersons is vital to achieving excellence in the world of sports and that these appointments would provide a strong foundation for future achievements.
This decision has been welcomed with open arms by the sports community in Jammu and Kashmir, as it is seen as a game-changer for athletes who often face challenges in pursuing their passion due to the lack of support and opportunities. The creation of the Sports Cadre and the associated appointments is expected to create a conducive environment for athletes to thrive and represent the union territory at national and international levels.
The AC’s approval comes after rigorous deliberations and consultations with experts in the field of sports and youth development. It aligns with the government’s broader vision of promoting sports as a means of holistic development, fostering a spirit of competitiveness, and channeling the energies of young people in a positive direction.