Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday (30 September) instructed senior officials to prepare a draft of career progression of Railway sportspersons by 30 October 2021.
The minister felicitated Railways' medal winners and participants of Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in a function organised by Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB).
Vaishnaw said that job security and assured career progression are important to boost any sportsperson's morale so the government will provide job security to the players when they will leave the game, reports ANI.
"Assured career progression of sportsperson with railways is being worked out. The motive of this step is to give career assurance to the players when they leave the game. I instructed senior officials to prepare a draft of the career progression of Railway sportsperson by 30 October," the minister was quoted in the ANI report as saying.
On the occasion, Indian Railways honoured 25 medalist players and six coaches, who participated in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, with special cash awards of Rs 12.97 crore.