The Assam Cabinet on Wednesday decided to appoint sprinter Hima Das as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the state.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal in a meeting with Council of Ministers at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati decided to appoint ace sprinter Hima Das as DSP.

The cabinet also decided to amend the integrated sports policy of the state by appointing sportspersons as Class-I and Class-II officers in various departments of the state like Police, Excise, Transport, among others.

It was decided that Das will be appointed as a DSP rank officer in the Assam police and medal winners in Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games will be appointed as Class- I officers.

Meanwhile, Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju hailed the Assam cabinet’s decision.

“Well done! Assam Cabinet, headed by CM @sarbanandsonwal has decided to offer the post of DSP in Assam Police to sprinter queen @HimaDas8!” Rijiju tweeted.

Nicknamed ‘Dhing Express’, Hima Das became the first-ever Indian athlete to win a gold medal in any format of a global track event at IAAF World U20 Championships.