Haryana’s Olympic gold medal winners will now be entitled to appointment as Haryana Civil Services (HCS) or Haryana Police Services (HPS) officers with seniority of eight years.

Giving details of the state’s new sports policy on Thursday, sports and youth affairs minister Anil Vij said the move was aimed at promoting competitive sports in the state and to provide secure employment to outstanding sportspersons from the state. The medal-winning sportspersons of para, blind, deaf and Special Olympics will also be entitled to government jobs, he added.

The minister said the initial appointments, whether in HCS or HPS or any other Group A, B or C posts, will be with “sports” in parenthesis that would be dropped upon successful completion of the prescribed training and courses during the probation period.

Vij said that similarly, the Olympics silver medal winner will be entitled to appointment as HCS or HPS officer with four years’ seniority. The bronze medal winner will also get HCS or HPS job; those reaching quarterfinals or above will get Group A post and participants in Olympics will be eligible for Group B post.

He said that the gold, silver and bronze medal winner in world championship will be entitled to HCS or HPS (with four years seniority) job, HCS or HPS (without seniority) and Group A (other than HCS or HPS), respectively.

Similarly, the participants in the quarterfinals or above, and participants in the world championship will be entitled to Group A and Group B posts, respectively.

The minister said the winners of gold, silver and bronze medals in Asian Games will be entitled to HCS or HPS, Group A (other than HCS or HPS) and Group B posts, respectively. The participants of quarterfinals or above will be entitled to Group C post.

The minister said the winners of gold, silver and bronze medal in Commonwealth Games or other world or international championship (restricted to Olympic Games) would be entitled to Group A (other than HCS or HPS), Group B and Group C posts, respectively.

He said the winners of gold medallist in an international championship (non-Olympic Games) will be entitled to Group B posts. The silver and bronze medal winners of this tournament will be entitled to Group C posts, respectively.