In recognition of the outstanding performance of Meerabai Chanu in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, Ministry of Railways has promoted her as officer.
Meerabai 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 April 25, 2018, during felicitation of Indian Railway contingent which participated in Commonwealth Games 2018, UNion Minister of Railways & Coal, 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.
Goyal also directed that a new promotion policy shall be drafted to recognize the contribution of all and not just the medal winners.
Meerabai Chanu has been promoted as OSD (Sports) in Level 8 in pay matrix (7th CPC) on North East Frontier Railway. It is to be noted that Meerabai Chanu was working as Chief Ticket Inspector, North East Frontier Railways.
She was also felicitated by Union Railway Minister Goyal during a programme on April 25, 2018.
In his Twitter handle on Saturday, Union Railway Minister Goyal stated, “Delighted to announce that in recognition of the outstanding performance of Meerabai Chanu in recently concluded Commonwealth Games, she has been promoted to Officer Category in Indian Railways.”