Padma Shri Awardee Ms.Meerabai Chanu promoted as OSD (Sports) in Officer Category in N.F.Railway

Indian Railways to form new promotion policy in one month: Piyush Goyal

GUWAHATI: In recognition of the outstanding performance of Ms Meerabai Chanu in recently concluded Commonwealth Games, Ministry of Railways has promoted her as officer. Mirabai Chanu won the first gold for India at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games 2018 with a power-packed performance in the women’s 48 kilogram category in Gold Coast, Australia.

It is noteworthy that on 25th April, 2018, during felicitation of Indian Railway contingent which participated in Commonwealth Games 2018, Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal announced an immediate promotion to the officer rank for weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, a Padam Shri Awardee, who has bagged the gold in 48kg category in Gold Coast. He also directed that a new promotion policy shall be drafted to recognize the contribution of all and not just the medal winners.

Ms Meerabai Chanu is promoted as OSD (Sports) in Level 8 in pay matrix (7th CPC) on North East Frontier Railway. It is to be noted that Ms Meerabai Chanu was working as Chief Ticket Inspector, North East Frontier Railways.

Indian Railways to form new promotion policy in one month: Piyush Goyal

The Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday gave monetary rewards to its 15 medal-winning athletes of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Speaking at the event, Goyal said “Within the next 30 days we will introduce a new promotion policy which will be largely objective but will be subjective also. We will recognise contribution of all and not just the medal winners.”

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