Sindhu To Be Group-I Officer Soon

While both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments offered the badminton star Sindhu a Group-I post, since she chose AP, the government cleared decks for her.

Amaravati: The Olympics badminton silver medallist P V Sindhu is all set to become a Group-I officer as the Andhra Pradesh State Public Service Commission gave a green signal for her appointment.

Revealing this, the officials said that she would soon be receiving the letter of her appointment in the cadre of a revenue divisional officer.

After her success in the Olympics last year, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu announced a cash reward of ₹ 3 crore, a residential plot in Amaravati and Group-I officer’s job.

Subsequently, the State Legislature passed a Bill amending the State Public Services Act to appoint Sindhu as Group-I officer in the government, last month.

The government had to amend the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services and Rationalisation of Staff Pattern and Pay Structure) Act, 1994, as any recruitment in public service has to be done through APPSC, Selection Committee or Employment Exchange.

Naidu also announced in the State Assembly that the government intends to appoint Sindhu as the State’s sports ambassador.

Telangana government too presented a cash reward of Rs 5 crore and a 1,000 square-yard plot to the player as she was born and brought up in Hyderabad.

Sindhu, has been working in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) as a deputy manager (sports) since 2013.

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