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Harmanpreet Kaur gets promotion at Railway job

The 28-year-old scored 362 runs in the tournament and after her excellent performance including a 171* knock against Australia.

Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo Source: Getty Images)
Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

After Harmanpreet Kaur’s match-winning 171* against Australia in the Women’s World Cup that propelled India into the finals, she has been rewarded for a spectacular performance throughout the tournament. Not only her, all members of the team have been rewarded for their contributions in the memorable World Cup, by state governments as well as the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Harmanpreet was awarded with not only the position of DSP by the Punjab government but also promoted as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Western Railway. She was also among the seventeen sportspersons to be the recipients of the Arjuna Award last month.

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Previously, Kaur was serving as the chief office superintendent of the Western Railway (WR) in Mumbai since May 2014 and has now been promoted as OSD-Sports. She was given the promotion on September 7, a senior spokesperson of WR said, adding that whenever railway players excel at the international level, they are felicitated and promoted.

“In recognition of her outstanding performance in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup, the railway ministry has granted Kaur an out-of-turn promotion in gazetted rank group-B as Officer on Special Duty (OSD)-Sports in the Western Railway,” he said.

Western Railway’s General Manager A.K. Gupta and Senior Deputy General Manager Raj Kumar Lal, who is also the president of Western Railway Sports Association, congratulated Kaur on her achievements and also on her promotion.

“She (Kaur) is an inspiration to all sports persons, especially women,” Gupta said.

Kaur, with her big hitting abilities, made her India debut against Pakistan in 2009. The 28-year-old scored 362 runs in the tournament and after her excellent performance, the then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had on July 27 announced a cash reward of ₹ 1.30 crore for 10 members of the Indian women’s cricket team, employed with Indian Railways. He also announced promotions for all members of the team, including for captain Mithali Raj to a gazetted officer rank.

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