Update on Handball Recognition – Railways

The Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India, issued a clarification and corrigendum, RBE No. 97/2023, on July 31, 2023, regarding the recognition of the National Sports Federation (NSF) for the sport of Handball. This clarification follows a previous communication, Board’s letter no. 2021/E(Sports)/4(1)/2/status dated 03.02.2023 (RBE No. 25 /2023) and clarifications/corrigendum no. 123.

Recognition of National Sports Federation for the sport of Handball

RBE No. 97/ 2023
Clarification/Corrigendum No. 128

भारत सरकार/ GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय / MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड / RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2021/E(Sports)/ RSPB/ 4(1)/ 2/ Status

New Delhi, dated 31.07.23

The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways, Production and other Units.

Sub: Recognition of National Sports Federation (NSF) for the sport of Handball – regarding.

Ref: Board’s letter no. 2021/E(Sports)/4(1)/2/status dated 03.02.2023 (RBE No. 25 /2023) and clarifications/ corrigendum no. 123

Vide Board’s letter dated 03.02.2023 (RBE No. 25/2023) under reference above, it was decided that the sports achievements in the events conducted by Handball Federation of India or its affiliated units after 31.12.2021 shall not be considered for recruitment, incentives and all other establishment matters in Indian Railways.

  1. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports vide their letter No. 31- 14/2009-SP-I (Vol IV) dated 25.07.2023 has conveyed the decision to recognize Handball Association of India as NSF for promotion and regulation of the sport of Handball in the country with effect from 25.07.2023.
  2. Accordingly, in line with the above decision of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, it has been decided that the participation and medal winning performances in the events organized by Handball Association of India on or after 25.07.2023 may be considered for recruitment of sportspersons, incentives and all other establishment matters in Indian Railways as per Board’s extant policy instructions.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

(Ravinder Kumar)
Dy. Director/ Este.(Sports)
Railway Board

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