The Telangana government on Saturday announced 2% reservation in all its departments for sportspersons.
The announcement was made by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao after meeting with a team of 18 members who participated in the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast in Australia, which recently concluded.
The sportspersons who were natives of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka met KCR at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.
"The Chief Minister, in addition to felicitating each and every participant with a bouquet and shawl also interacted individually with everyone, complimenting them for their achievement. The CM had a word of praise for their participation and for bringing laurels to the country and state," a press release from the Chief Minister's Office said.
The CM met with Saina Nehwal (Badminton), PV Sindhu (Badminton), Srikanth Kidambi (Badminton), Rankireddy Satwik Sairaj (Badminton), N Sikkireddy (Badminton), G Ruthvika Shivani (Badminton), Hasamuddin Mohammed (Boxing), Budda Aruna Reddy (Gymnastics), Meghana Gundlapally (Gymnastics), Kynan Darius Cheni (Shooting), Gagan Narang (Shooting), HSK Prannoy (Badminton), Pranav Chopra (Badminton), Chirag Shetty (Badminton), Ashwini Ponnappa (Badminton), Sharath Kamal Achanta (Table Tennis) and Ragala Venkat Rahul (Weight Lifting), the press release added.
Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand was also present.
India finished the Games with 26 golds, 20 silvers and 20 bronze medals, out of which a total of six medals were bagged on the final day.
This year's total of 66 medals is the third highest haul for India in the history of the CWG.
Their best performance till date came at home during the 2010 Delhi Games, which produced a tally of 101 medals. That included 38 gold, 27 silver and 36 bronze.
The second highest medals tally of 69 came at the 2002 Games in Manchester, England. The Indian contingent won 30 gold at that edition along with 22 silver and 17 bronze.