Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal chaired a gathering of his cabinet on Wednesday night where a choice was taken to appoint World Championship sprinter Hima Das as a Deputy Superintendent of Police within the state.
The cabinet also decided to amend the integrated sports policy of the state by appointing sportspersons as Class-I and Class-II officers in several department of the state like Police, Excise, Transport etc, government spokesman and Industry minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told reporters.
It was decided that Das are going to be appointed as a DSP rank officer within the Assam police and medal winners in Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games are going to be appointed as Class- I officers.
Nicknamed ‘Dhing Express’, Hima Das may be a 20-year-old Indian sprinter from Assam.
She became the primary Indian woman indeed the primary ever Indian athlete to win a trophy in any format of a worldwide footrace at IAAF World U20 Championships when she clocked a speed of 51.46 seconds.