Punjab medalists perform well but are yet to receive promised jobs

Commonwealth Games medalists eligible for a Class I job as per Punjab government policy . Gold and silver medalists of Asian Games and Commonwealth Games eligible for a Class I job .

BATHINDA: Although the whole nation is commemorating the medals won by its athletes and athletes at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the winners of Punjab could have to race from pillar to post to get the state government's recognition for them, particularly in terms of jobs.Sportspeople who have brought glories to the state in the past have failed to perform the duties that the state government has promised them.After a span of 41 years, a silver medalist of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the members of the Indian hockey team that won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 are among those on the list of such athletes.Malaika Goel was the youngest player to win the silver medal in 10-meter air pistol shooting at Glasgow at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, aged 16 to 16.

Goel was told to wait until she reached the age of 21 and had completed her education in order to be considered for the position at the time she wned.She waited till 2019.Even as Goel has now been admitted to work on both the basis of age and qualification, she has yet to apply for a job.In fact, she has been waiting three years.

In 2019, I was presented with the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award (MRSA).And then, there is this interruption.Although jobs were offered to medal winners until 2016, they were not offered to those who won medals after that year.During the previous Congress governments, Indias triple-jump and shot-put gold medalists of the 2018 Asian Games, Arpinder Singh and Tejinderpal Toor had been given job offer letters of Class I positions.

Arpinder is currently employed by ONGC, while Toor is in the Indian Navy.Swran Singh, who won gold in rowing at the same Asian Games, hasn't been offered by the government.He is a member of the Indian Army, but wants to live in Punjab.Arpinder said he was only waiting for orders to appear.

Manpreet Kaur, a kabaddi silver medalist at the Asian Games, was employed by Rajasthan Police, according to he.One of my Asian Games colleagues is currently a DSP in Rajasthan, but he said that although I received gold, I was not considered eligible for it in Punjab because I had served for the Army.In the meantime, Punjab sports minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that the state government was still working on a new sports strategy.We're reviewing the sports laws of various states, including Delhi and Odisha, and are planning to publish it in the coming months.

Vikas Thakur, a three-time CWG medalist at the 2014, 2018 and 2022 games, is serving in the Indian Air Force.Lovepreet Singh, a bronze medalist who weighs in at the weight of 100 pounds, is in the Indian Navy as well.Gurdeep Singh, a bronze medalist, is a railways runner.Indian Oil and BPCL are two of the team's hockey players.