Sports Minister Vijay Goel on the brink of saving CK Vineeth's job

Ashwini Roy  |  Bengaluru FC  |  1 Year Ago

Considering the reverberation, we’re sure the country doesn't want CK to switch to a 9-5 job, at least Kerala won’t see that!


The Union Sports ministry stepped into the CK Vineeth controversy when the Indian ace footballer was sacked from his job with the Accountant-General’s office due to lack of attendance. This is outrageous!


Sports minister Vijay Goel has promised to write to the CAG’s Director, requesting to retain the Footballer’s profile into the CAG office, while he’s already ordered a probe into the matter. He said, “The sportsmen are meant to win medals for the country, not doing paperwork in an Airconditioned building”.

Vineeth was appointed to the A-G's office in 2012 under the sports quota.  The  AG’ s office said was that Vineeth’s probation could be extended beyond four years and that he had completed four years on May 6, 2016.  As per the order issued by the AG’s Office, Vineeth has been terminated from service with effect from  May 7, 2016 under rule 5 of the central civil services (temporary service) rules, an consolidated instructions on probation/confirmation in central services.


Vijay Goel after taking complete understanding of the matter told Press Information Bureau, “If rules are a hindrance, we might change the rules because they’re dedicated to the passion of sports”. Goel, after ordering the probe to CAG’s office has gone on to lead CK’s case and promised his supporters that if the issue isn't resolved within a month, then he’ll speak to the Cheif Minister of Kerala to intervene and accommodate the player at the earliest with a promise of change in rules.


While the BJP government is known to working closely with the people, Goel has iterated in the clear words that if the players are afoot any issues, they can address them to him and he’ll personally monitor the case.


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