All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who is also the T20I captain of Indian women cricket team, gets a DSP post in Punjab Police. She thanked Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal for supporting her in the tough time.
After getting this new role, Harmanpreet is very excited to begin her journey. Today, Harmanpreet wrote in her official Twitter account, “Excited about joining @PunjabPolice as DSP. Thank you Chief Minister @capt_amarinder Ji for pursuing my bond waiver with @RailMinIndia. Your support & encouragement will always keep me motivated to deliver my best. And thank you also @PiyushGoyal Ji for your help in the matter.”
Excited about joining @PunjabPolice as DSP. Thank you Chief Minister @capt_amarinder Ji for pursuing my bond waiver with @RailMinIndia. Your support & encouragement will always keep me motivated to deliver my best. And thank you also @PiyushGoyal Ji for your help in the matter.
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) February 22, 2018
Since 2014, Harmanpreet was working for Western Railways but the recent logjam turned her to unpaid for several months.
Talking to her recent tough time in financially, Harmanpreet stated to Indian Express, “After the World cup, it has been five months that I have not been paid any salary. I am jobless. I am neither getting any salary from Railway nor from Punjab government.”
Harmanpreet further added, “I worked for three years only. But, they are asking for the salary of five years to waive off the bond and relieve me.”
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder had looked at the incident for several times with Goyal and marked as the special case. In a letter he had written, “I would like to request you that the case of Ms Harmanpreet Kaur is different wherein the condition of bond should not apply as she is not leaving the government for a private job. Rather she is joining the state government from a Central Government Organisation for better career prospects. If she is not allowed to join as DSP by imposing the bond by the Railways, it would be unfair to her and amount to punishing rather than rewarding her outstanding performance in Cricket.”
Harmanpreet paid attention to make no misunderstanding with the railways. She said, “Actually, I wanted to talk to some reporter (to raise the issue), but thought that I should not be mistaken as if I am speaking against the Railways. Railways was my last hope and had given me a job when Punjab government had turned down my request. I hope, the Railways will give me bond waiver so that I can go to my home state.
“I think there is a rule that bond gets shifted when you change one government job to other. Punjab Chief Minister has taken up my case for three to four times, but nothing has happened so far.”