Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has approved 1040 posts of coaches in the State. At presently only 424 posts of coaches are filled up in the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs.While giving this information today, Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said that the recruitment process to fill up the remaining 616 posts will soon be started. As many as 84 posts of wrestling coaches, 74 posts of athletics coaches, 74 posts of boxing coaches, 70 posts of kabbadi coaches, 66 posts of football coaches, 63 posts each of hockey, volleyball and yoga coaches, 46 posts of basketball coaches, 49 posts of handball coaches, 42 posts each of gymnastic and Judo coaches, 28 posts of cricket coaches and 21 posts each of swimming, cycling, archery, fencing, taekwondo, weightlifting, wushu, kho-kho, badminton, tennis and table tennis coaches have been sanctioned.He said that as many as ten posts of shooting coaches, six posts of netball coaches, five posts of skating coaches, four posts each of rowing, canoeing and kayaking, triathlon, rugby sevens and lawn ball coaches and two posts each of squash and korfball coaches have also been sanctioned.
Vij said that at present district wise distribution of posts of coaches is skewed. There are three coaches in Mewat, seven coaches in Narnaul, five coaches in Palwal, eight coaches in Panipat, 12 coaches in Rewari, 16 coaches in Yamunanagar, eight coaches in Kaithal and 11 coaches posted in Fatehabad whereas there are 50 coaches in Rohtak, 32 coaches in Gurgaon, 44 coaches in Bhiwani, 24 coaches in Sonepat. After the rationalization exercise there will be a minimum of 44 coaches in every district.He said that the State Government has also categorized the games in six categories. These categories will be High Performance Games, High Possibility Games, Medium possibility Games, Most Popular Games, Popular Games and Infrastructure Specific Games.
Athletics, boxing and wrestling have been included in High Performance Games. Swimming, cycling and gymnastic have been included in High Possibility Games, Archery, fencing, judo, taekwondo, weightlifting and wushu have been included in medium possibility Games, kabaddi, hockey, football, volleyball and yoga have been included in Most Popular Games, Kho-Kho, badminton, cricket, tennis, table tennis, handball and basketball have been included in Popular Games and shooting, rowing, canoeing and kayaking, squash, triathlon, skating, netball, korfball, rugby sevens and lawn balls have been included in Infrastructure Specific Games.