Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved 1,040 posts of coaches in the state.
Stating that only 424 posts of coaches were filled, sports and youth affairs minister Anil Vij said in a release on Friday that the recruitment process to fill up the remaining 616 posts would soon be started.
As many as 84 posts of wrestling coaches, 74 posts of athletics coaches, 74 posts of boxing coaches, 70 of kabbadi coaches, 66 of football coaches, 63 each of hockey, volleyball and yoga coaches, 46 of basketball coaches, 49 of handball coaches, 42 each of gymnastics and judo coaches, 28 of cricket coaches and 21 posts each of swimming, cycling, archery, fencing, taekwondo, weightlifting, wushu, kho-kho, badminton, tennis and table tennis coaches had been sanctioned.
He said that 10 posts of shooting coaches, six posts of netball coaches, five of skating coaches, four each of rowing, canoeing and kayaking, triathlon, rugby sevens and lawn ball coaches and two posts each of squash and korfball coaches had also been sanctioned.
Vij said that at present, the district wise distribution of posts of coaches was skewed as there are three coaches in Mewat, seven in Narnaul, five in Palwal, eight in Panipat, 12 in Rewari, 16 in Yamunanagar, eight in Kaithal and 11 posted in Fatehabad whereas there were 50 coaches in Rohtak, 32 in Gurgaon, 44 in Bhiwani and 24 in Sonepat.
After the rationalisation exercise, there would be a minimum of 44 coaches in every district, he added.