26 sportspersons get government jobs in Punjab


Twenty-six sportspersons were given government jobs by Punjab Minister for Sports Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi here on Wednesday.

The players who get appointment letters as Sub-Inspectors are Sarpreet Singh (cycling), Gurinder Singh (volleyball) and Jagdeep Kumar (boxing).

The other 23 candidates — Gagandeep Singh, Jaspinder Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Simarjit Kaur and Anju Sharma (all kabaddi), Gurbazz Singh, Rekha Rani and Pushpinder Kaur (all cycling), Jasvir Kaur (weightlifting), Neelam Rani (fencing), Gagandeep Kaur, Ramanjot Kaur, Mandeep Kaur, Rupinderjit Kaur and Harvinder Kaur (all handball), Ravinderjit Kaur (canoeing), Gurmeet Kaur (fencing), Jatinder Singh (boxing), Harpreet Kaur (athletics), Palak (basketball), Preeti (wrestling), Sarabjeet (football), Ajay Kumar (taekwondo) — have been appointed on the posts of constable.

“When I presented the file regarding the appointment of these players before Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, he cleared the file within a minute,” said the minister.

He said as there were some glitches on part of medical, age and documentation, the process of appointing them has been delayed.