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11 August 2017, 11:08 | Silvia Roy
PV Sindhu assumed the office of Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh state secretariat
Accompanied by her parents, she signed a number of documents before formally assuming office.
Sindhu, who had been handed over the letter of appointment on July 27, reported to the chief commissioner of land administration Anil Chandra Punetha here and assumed her new role as a Group-1 service officer. According to sources in the office of the CCLA, she will receive a total of Rs 53,800 per month. "She will be under probation for a three-year period and undergoing service training", Special Chief Secretary (Revenue) Manmohan Singh said in the order.
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She received her fitness certificate, met B. Lakshmi Kantham, the District Collector of Krishna district, and took charge as a trainee deputy collector.
Presenting the offer letter, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had said he is hopeful that Sindhu would surely bring more laurels to the country in the time to come. The Telangana government also honoured her with a Rs 5 crore cash prize and a house plot in Hyderabad.
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Sindhu accepted the offer of Andhra Pradesh, the native state of her parents, although Telangana had also offered her a job.
Sindhu said she was happy to be part of the Andhra Pradesh government. 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.
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Although Sindhu missed out on gold in Rio de Janeiro, she scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete ever to win silver at the Olympics.
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