Monday, November 29, 1999

Hockey player, mountaineer appointed DSP

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Chandigarh, June 16 (PTI) The Haryana government today appointed hockey player Surinder Kaur and mountaineer Mamta Sodha as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) under sports quota. Surinder Kaur, who hails from Shahabad Markanda in Kurukshetra district, has been appointed as DSP in recognition of her achievements at national and international levels and "for being a source of motivation for young sportspersons". The state Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, decided to relax rules by taking one post of Deputy Superintendent of Police out of the purview of the Haryana Public Service Commission and giving relaxation in her upper age limit against the said post. The Cabinet also decided to appoint Constable Geeta as Sub Inspector under sports quota. She has won a number of medals in the various state, national and international level games and championships in yoga and made the state and Haryana Police proud. Mamta, who hails from district Kaithal, had recently scaled Mt Everest and brought laurels to the state and the country.

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