Ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu was on Thursday appointed deputy collector, a Group-1 service post, in the AP government. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu personally handed over the Government Order to PV. Sindhu in the Secretariat in Amaravati, appointing her to the post.
The AP government has asked Sindhu to join duty as deputy collector within 30 days.In May, the state legislature had passed a Bill amending the State Public Services Act to appoint PV Sindhu as a Group-I officer in the government.
As any recruitment in public services has to be only through the State Public Service Commission, selection committee or employment exchange, the government had to amend the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services and Rationalisation of Staff Pattern and Pay Structure) Act, 1994.
Expressing happiness over the development, PV. Sindhu said her first priority would continue to be badminton. “My focus will be on the sport only,” she added and thanked the Chief Minister for the job.
Upon in the Rio Olympics last year, the AP Cabinet had resolved to award Sindhu a cash incentive of Rs 3 crore, a 1,000-sq yd house site in Amaravati and provide the job. She received gifts from the TS government as well. She has to accept the job in 30 days and will be on probation for three years.