The Indian Squash Champion, Joshna Chinnappa has been appointed as senior sports officer in Electricity Department. Joshna who is the top rated Squash Player has requested the Tamilnadu Government to give her the job under the sports quota.
Joshna was sceptical about joining the public sector enterprise since she was not sure about the job guarantee when she quit playing squash down the line, after 4 or 5 years and hence wanted to get into Tamilnadu Govt services.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami handed over the appointment order to Joshna at the Secretariat. It is to be noted here that no top rated International player has so far requested for a Tamilnadu Govt job and hence her request was immediately accepted. The appointment entitles her with a job in Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, which comes under Electricity Department.
A government communique said that Joshna has won gold medals in the 2014 Commonwealth games and in Asian championships. She also won several national events.
“With the aim to encourage her future sporting endeavour, the chief minister accepting Joshna’s request, directly appointed her as the senior sports officer in TANGEDO”, the release said.