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Assured career progression of sportspersons with Railways is being worked out: Ashwini Vaishnaw

30/09/2021 at 7:47 PM

New Delhi, Sept 30: Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that assured career progression of sportsperson with Railways is being worked out. He instructed senior officials to prepare a draft of career progression of Railway sportspersons by October 30 this year.

The Minister felicitated Railways’ medal winners and participants of Tokyo Olympics here today in a function organized by Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) to honour Indian Railways’ 25 medalist players and 6 coaches who participated in the XXXII Olympic Games 2020 games held in Tokyo, Japan. During the event, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board, Suneet Sharma and other senior Railway officials were also present.

The Railway Minister had declared Special Cash Awards to Indian Railways athletes and coaches besides Railway Sports Promotion Board’s regular Cash Awards. He had announced Special Cash Awards for the players (Gold – 3 Crore, Silver- 2 Crore, Bronze- 1 Crore, up to 8th participants – 35 Lakh, Participants – 7.5 Lakh) and for the Coaches (Gold medal – 25 Lakh, Silver medal – 20 Lakh, Bronze medal – 15 Lakh and attached to other participants – 7.5 Lakh). Indian Railways athletes and coaches were given Special Cash Awards with a sum of total Rupees Twelve Crore Ninety Seven Lakh Fifty Thousand on this occasion.

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