The Andhra Pradesh 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 Andhra Pradesh (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.
The Bill was later passed by the Legislative Council as well.
"We will give government jobs to other meritorious sportspersons as well," he said.
Following her success in the Olympics last year, the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet had passed a resolution on August 22, 2016, offering Sindhu a Group-1 (gazetted officer) post of her choice.
The government also gave a cash reward of Rs 3 crore and a residential plot to Sindhu in Amaravati.
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