Bizarre But True:Sports Council nominates kith & kins for UT Awards

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Going by its record of making dubious decisions, J&K State Sports Council once again in a shocking move has nominated its own kith and kins for the Union Territory Awards (Formerly known as State Awards) 2020.

Like previous years J&K Government is going to announce awards for the persons who have excelled in various fields over the years. In the awards there is also category for the sports and top sportspersons get awarded from time to time for the awards.

Sources in sports council have revealed that Sports Council has got nominations from various organizations and sports bodies.

In one such nomination, sports council has also received nomination from particular sports association for the kith and kins of its own officials.

“This is total shocking; a top official in sports council has forwarded and recommended his own child for playing in particular new sport. In the same game, top official in Commissioner Secretary Youth Services has also recommended his own child. As it is not enough, recommendation for the employee of sports council has also been forwarded for being coach in this particular game while as he is basically employed in another game,” said a source in sports council.

“It is not yet known whether sports council has forwarded nomination of this coach to GAD or not but there was no doubt on recommendations of kith and kins of these two employees,” source added.

 A former sports council member and who knows sports council in and out said that it is a scandal and if award granted one should request for enquiry and probe from Anti Corruption Bureau in the matter.

“It is scandal and probe should be started in this. First how come kith and kins of sports council employees have been getting medals in this particular game. And then how do they recommend their own child for the awards. If Government will not look into the matter I along with some other former players will write to Anti Corruption Bureau to probe this. This is injustice with real sportspersons,” former member said.

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