Govt. of Assam has appointed ace sprinter Hima Das as a DSP in Assam Police.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a meeting of Council of Ministers (CoM) at Janata Bhawan, Guwahati on Wednesday decided to appoint Hima as a DSP in the state.
The state cabinet also amended the integrated sports policy of the state for the appointment of sportspersons, as Class-I and Class-II officers in different departments of the state government.
“The CoM approved an amendment to the Integrated Sports Policy for the State providing for appointment to medal winners of Olympics, Asian Games, CWG (Class 1) and medal winners of World Championships senior (Class 2) officers. Hima Das will be appointed as Deputy Superintendent,” government spokesman and Industry minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told reporters.
Hima became the first Indian woman and also the first-ever Indian athlete to win a gold medal, in any format of a global track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships, when she clocked a speed of 51.46 seconds.
Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also hailed the Assam cabinet’s decision to appoint Das as DSP.