In recognition of the outstanding performance of Ms Mirabai Chanu, in recently concluded Commonwealth Games, Ministry of Railways has promoted her as officer. Chanu won the first gold for India at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games 2018 with a power-packed performance in the women’s 48 kilogram category in Gold Coast, Australia.
It is noteworthy that on 25th April, 2018, during felicitation of Indian Railway contingent which participated in Commonwealth Games 2018, Minister of Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal announced an immediate promotion to the officer rank for weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, a Padam Shri Awardee. He also directed that a new promotion policy shall be drafted to recognize the contribution of all and not just the medal winners.
Ms Chanu is promoted as OSD (Sports) in Level 8 in pay matrix (7th CPC) on North East Frontier Railway. She was working as Chief Ticket Inspector, North East Frontier Railways.