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No response from Central government, Kerala state hands footballer CK Vineeth a job

CK Vineeth in Kerala Blasters colours (Image courtesy: ISL Media)

Thiruvananthapuram, November 29: Indian footballer CK Vineeth, who lost his Central government job due to inadequate attendance, was on Wednesday (November 29) appointed by the Kerala state government. He was posted as an Assistant in the General Administration department of the Secretariat here under the sports quota.

A decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, a government press release said.

Vineeth, who plays for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League, was working as Auditor in the Principal Accountant General's office as an auditor here when his service was terminated from May 7, 2016 on the ground of irregular attendance. He was with Bengaluru FC at the time of losing his job.

The Chief Minister had urged the Union Government to reinstate the footballer as his long leave was imperative for his training and matches, but the appeal was not heeded to by the Union Sports Ministry.

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    Story first published: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 19:31 [IST]
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