Ranchi, July 31: As per the directions of Chief Minister, Hemant Soren, appointment letters will be handed over to the remaining 12 players under the direct appointment scheme run by the Government of Jharkhand. The Chief Minister will give appointment letters to the players on Tuesday (August 3, 2021).
Earlier during an event, the Chief Minister handed over the appointment letters to 27 players of Jharkhand for promoting Sportsmanship in the state
Apart from the above, a cash award will be given to the players who excelled in their games and brought glory and honour for the nation as well as Jharkhand. The list includes archer Deepika Kumari, who represented India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Hockey players Salima Tete and Nikki Pradhan, who are a part of the Indian Hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and Ajeya Raj, who participated in Bocce championship 2019 organised in Dubai, will be awarded a cash prize by the state government.
The chief minister has said that honouring our players and providing jobs is a priority for the government.
Under the direct appointment scheme, three players, Madhumita Kumari, Ritesh Anand and Bhagyavati Chanu will be given appointment letters for the post of sub-inspector. Biplab Kumar Jha, Dinesh Kumar, Krishna Khalkho, M Vijay Kumar, Lovely Choubey, Lakhan Hansda, Sarita Tirkey, Farzana Khan and Reena Kumari will get appointment letters for the post of constable.
“The government is committed to the welfare of our sportspersons and promotion of sports at the highest levels,” said Pooja Singhal, secretary tourism, sports, culture and youth affairs, Government of Jharkhand.
Incidentally in March this year, Jharkhand government handed over job letters to 39 sportspersons who clinched medals at national and international tournaments in the past but were battling economic issues for years.
The chief minister personally handed over the letters to 27 players at a low-key ceremony at Project Building, Ranchi while the rest, who couldn’t make it on the day, were provided their appointment letters by the department. All the players have been inducted in the police departmrent as inspectors.
Significantly, under Hemant Soren it was also for the first time that the government hired district sports officers since the creation of Jharkhand in 2000.
After coming to power, the Hemant Soren government had promised direct employment to players, as a part of which 40 people have so far been formally inducted. On December 29 last year, hockey player Birsi Munda was given a job at a state ceremony.
Significantly, cash awards were also announced for players earlier this month who excelled in their games and brought glory and honour for the nation as well as for Jharkhand. Deepika Kumari, who won the gold medal at the Archery World Cup and represented India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh. Archers Komolika Bari and Ankita Bhagat, who won medals at the Archery World Cup, will be given a cash prize of Rs 20 lakhs each, it said.
The coach of the archery team, Purnima Mahato, will also be given a cash reward of Rs 12 lakh.
Also, hockey players Salima Tete and Nikki Pradhan, who are a part of the Indian Hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs each.
Ajeya Raj, who participated in Bocce Championship 2019, organised in Dubai, will also be getting a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh.