Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: The Assam Cabinet on Wednesday has taken some major decisions regarding pension and jobs for sportspersons. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The Cabinet today enhanced monthly amount of sports pension from the existing Rs 8000 to Rs 10,000. In addition, apart from the previous beneficiaries, the cabinet has decided to provide sports pensions to the player who had secured medals in National Games and Commonwealth Games.
Another major decision taken in the meeting was to provide Class I Government Jobs to the sportspersons who will win medal from Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Medal winners of recognised World Championship will get Class II Government Jobs and medal winners of National Games will get Class III Government Jobs.
It may be mentioned here that Chief Minister Sarma earlier promised to give government job to sportspersons who will bring medal from the major international events and National Games.