PV Sindhu Takes Charge As Deputy Collector In AP Govt:- Ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Wednesday assumed office as a Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh.
The Olympics badminton silver medallist took charge in the state secretariat at Gollapudi, Vijayawada. She reported to Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) Anil Chandra Punetha at the CCLA office. Sindhu was accompanied by her parents. She later signed the relevant documents to formally join the service.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu following her success streak at Olympics in 2016, announced a cash reward of three crore rupees, a residential plot in Amaravati and Group-I officer’s post. The State legislature, during the assembly sessions in May 2017, passed a bill amending the APPSC Act to appoint the shuttler as a Group-I officer in the government.
In July Chief Minister handed over the appointment letter to Sindhu at the state secretariat. As per the appointment, the state government asked the badminton player to join duty as deputy collector within 30 days.
As she was born in Hyderabad and had been living in the city, the Telangana government also presented a cash reward of Rs 5 crore and a residential plot.
Sindhu accepted the offer of Andhra Pradesh, the native state of her parents, although Telangana had also offered her a job.