Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday formally handed over the appointment letters to Archer Sanjay Boro and Boxer Jamuna Boro as Excise Inspectors under State Sports Policy.

Speaking at the event organized on the occasion in Guwahati, Chief Minister Sarma said that in order to promote a suitable sports ecosystem in the State, the Assam government will reserve a certain percentage of State government jobs for sportspersons under modified State Sports Policy.

While accepting the appointment letter from CM Sarma, boxer Jamuna Boro expressed her happiness.

“I am really honoured to be appointed by our hon’able Chief Minister @himantabiswa Sir as an excise inspector. I promise to serve in the position to the best of my abilities,”  she said.

Sarma also handed over pension sanction letters to 13 recipients.

This year, the Assam Government has awarded a regular sports pension of Rs. 10,000 per month to 99 sportspersons, one-time financial award of Rs. 50,000to 153 sportspersons, medal winners from the State in Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and National Games.

While sports pension would be awarded to only players from this year, sports organisers would be awarded separately, he said.

He said that a new international standard stadium will be built in the erstwhile Chandrapur Thermal Power Plant premises and Rs. 100 crore has been already earmarked during this financial year itself for this purpose.

Informing that apart from building sports complex worth Rs12 crore in 52 LACs such complexes would be taken up for construction in 40 additional LACs, the Chief Minister said one sport discipline would be taught in each sports complex where coaches would be appointed by the government.

He also said that non-profit state-level sports academies would be provided a financial grants from the government

Announcing that district stadiums would be built in 10 districts, including in the newly formed districts, with an expenditure of Rs 50 crore per stadium, the Chief Minister said for the first time in Assam Rs 1000 crore budget provision has been kept for sports infrastructure development.

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