Assam to give class 1 govt jobs to Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games medalists


Guwahati: The Assam government has decided to reward medal winners of Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games from the state with Class-I government jobs.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a series of cabinet decisions on Wednesday and further decided to provide Class-II government jobs to medal winners of the Recognised World Championship and Class-III jobs to medal winners of National Games.

The Assam government said in a statement that the monthly amount of sports pension will be increased from the existing Rs 8000 to Rs 10,000 and decided to provide Sports Pension to the medal winners of Commonwealth and National Games.

A Class I officer is the highest-ranked employee within the government structure and are the gazetted officers of the highest class. Their pay scale is not the only determining criteria for the difference in class from other officers.

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