HC issues notice to Railways on sports quota recruitment

Written by Press Trust of India | Nagpur | Updated: Sep 30 2013, 14:34pm hrs
The Bombay High Court has issued notices to the Railway Minister and the senior personnel officer of South East Central Railway seeking reply on a petition regarding sports quota recruitment.

The Nagpur bench of justices Vasanti Naik and Atul Chandurkar, which heard the petition last week, sought the replies within two weeks.

Petitioner Nagpur District Football Association has objected to a condition for recruitment of sportspersons as per the 2002 policy framed by the SECR. The condition requires that a candidate, to qualify for sports quota, must have actually played and merely being a part of the team would not suffice.

The Railways had issued an advertisement for recruitment in the sports quota last August.

Petitioner's lawyer advocate Virat Mishra argued that the condition violates sportsperson's fundamental rights and should be set aside.