Andhra Pradesh: Shuttler PV Sindhu takes charge as deputy collector in Vijayawada

Henrietta Strickland
August 12, 2017

Rio Olympics silver medallist and top notch shuttler PV Sindhu was appointed as Deputy Collector, a Group-1 service post, in the Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday. She reported to Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) Anil Chandra Punetha at the CCLA office in Golapudi, Vijayawada. Later, she formally assumed her office by signing the roster in the presence of senior IAS officer M Jagannatham. According to sources in the office of the CCLA, she will receive a total of Rs 53,800 per month.

She received her fitness certificate, met B. Lakshmi Kantham, the District Collector of Krishna district, and took charge as a trainee deputy collector.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu personally handed over the Government Order to Sindhu in the Secretariat at Amravati, appointing her to the post.

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. Read Also: PV Sindhu appointed as Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh The CCLA staff accorded an overwhelming reception to Sindhu, who made India proud with her performance at the Rio Olympics previous year.

Following her success in the Olympics a year ago, Naidu had announced a cash reward of Rs 3 crore, a residential plot in Amaravati and Group-I officer's job to Sindhu. The Telangana government also honoured her with a Rs 5 crore cash prize and a house plot in Hyderabad.

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