Paralympian HN Girisha yet to get job with SAI promised by Sports Ministry

Girisha also claimed that during the Padma Shri award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in January this year, he had met with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who promised to look into the matter.

updated: July 31, 2013 19:49 IST
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New Delhi: London Paralympics silver medallist H N Girisha on Wednesday accused the Sport Ministry for not keeping its promise of giving him a "Class-1 Executive Officer" job with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after his achievement at the Paralympic Games in the UK last year.

"Before the Olympics, the Sports Ministry announced that whoever will win a medal in London, would be given a Class-1 Executive Officer job in SAI. But I still haven't got a job," Girisha told PTI.

After returning from London, the 25-year-old high-jumper applied to for a job with SAI, which is a normal process, and was promised to be given one within a six-month time.

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