Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh Legislature today passed a Bill to appoint Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu as a Group-1 officer in the government, by amending the State Public Services Act.

Certain provisions when you look at the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services and Rationalization of Staff Pattern and Pay Structure) Act, 1994, prevented the appointment associated with badminton player as any recruitment in public areas service should only be through the AP Public Service Commission, selection committee or employment exchange.

To offer effect towards the Cabinet resolution, the government made a decision to amend Section 4 associated with the aforementioned law make it possible for the appointment of Sindhu directly into the cadre of a revenue divisional officer.

Accordingly, the State Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu introduced a Bill to amend the Act also it was passed unanimously when you look at the Assembly. The balance was later passed because of the Legislative Council as well.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced when you look at the State Assembly regarding the occasion that his government designed to appoint Sindhu whilst the state’s sports ambassador. “We will give government jobs to other meritorious sportspersons as well,” he said.

Following her success when you look at the Olympics last year, the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet had passed an answer 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.

With the inputs of PTI.