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Badminton Is My First Priority Above All: PV Sindhu!

PV Sindhu receives an honorary position!

Pv Sindhu has won many laurels including the priceless silver medal for our country at the prestigious Rio Olympics. She has now been appointed as the Deputy Collector by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the letter was given by Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu. He handed over the appointment letter to her at the state secretariat in the presence of her parents. The state government has asked Sindhu to join duty as deputy collector within 30 days.

During the occasion, Sindhu said that she was really happy to receive the appointment letter but badminton will always be her first and top most priority. The CM also hoped that she would score more victories and bring laurels to the country and to the state.

In May, the state legislature had passed a Bill amending the State Public Services Act to appoint 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. (source: The News Minute)

Following her success in the Olympics last year, Naidu had announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore, a residential plot in Amaravati and Group-I officer’s job.

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.

Although Telangana had also offered her a job, Sindhu accepted the offer of Andhra Pradesh, the native state of her parents.

“Issued an appointment order to @Pvsindhu1 for the post of Group-1 officer. Hopeful that she’ll bring more laurels to the country,” the CM tweeted along with the image.

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