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AP amends Act to appoint PV Sindhu as Group-1 officer

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

The Legislature today passed a Bill to appoint Olympics silver medal winning shuttler P V Sindhu as a Group-1 officer in the government, by amending the state public services Act.

Certain provisions in the (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services and Rationalisation of Staff Pattern and Pay Structure) Act, 1994, prevented the appointment of the badminton player as any recruitment in public service should only be through the AP Public Service Commission, selection committee or employment exchange.


To give effect to the Cabinet resolution, the decided to amend section 4 of the aforementioned to enable appointment of Sindhu directly in the cadre of a divisional officer.

Accordingly, state Minister introduced a Bill to amend the Act and it was passed unanimously in the Assembly.

The Bill was later passed by the Legislative Council as well.

Chief Minister announced in the on the occasion that his intended to appoint Sindhu as the state's sports ambassador.

"We will give jobs to other meritorious sportspersons as well," he said.

Following her success in the Olympics last year, the Cabinet had passed a resolution on August 22, 2016, offering Sindhu a Group-1 (gazetted officer) post of her choice.

The also gave a cash reward of Rs 3 crore and a residential plot to Sindhu in Amaravati.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 16:22 IST
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