Indian Railways approves new promotion policy for Railways sportspersons | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Indian Railways approves new promotion policy for Railways sportspersons

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Aiming to offer due recognition to the efforts of the Railway Sportsperson, Union Minister of Railways, Coal, Finance & Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal has approved a new policy for promotion of Railway Sportspersons.
According to an official release, the new policy would enable sportspersons who won a position/medal in Olympics, all those sportspersons and coaches who have been awarded with Padma Shri will be promoted as officers.
Any sportspersons, who have made two appearances in Olympics, won a medal in Asian Games/Common Wealth Games, it has now been decided to award them with a promotion to the officer rank. Further Railway sportsperson who are winners of any of the awards like Arjuna/Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award would also be entitled to the said promotion.
The contribution of the coaches to the successful performance of sportspersons has been duly acknowledged & any coach whose trainees have produced at least three medal winning performances in Olympic Games / World Cup / World Championship / Asian Games / Commonwealth Games including at least one medal in Olympic Games would be eligible to be promoted as an Officer.
This liberalized promotion policy will act as an incentive to the country’s elite sportspersons/coaches and reaffirms Railways commitment to the promotion of sports in the country.”

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