The Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu has written to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressing her desire to accept the group-I job offer by the government last year. Chandrababu Naidu had made this offer to Sindhu while felicitating her on winning the silver medal in Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
According to the media reports, Andhra Pradesh government is preparing orders for posting Sindhu as deputy collector. Sindhu’s mother Vijaya confirmed this news to Mumbai Mirror that she had conveyed her willingness to take the offer. “We are expecting the appointment order,” she said.
On August 23, 2016, Naidu, while offering the job, had handed over a cheque for Rs 3 crore to the shuttler. He also presented a cheque for Rs 50 lakh to Sindhu’s coach Pullela Gopichand and Rs 25 lakh to badminton player Kidambi Srikanth, who had also competed in the Rio Olympics.
During the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on August 19 last year, Sindhu’s hope of winning a gold medal for the country dashed after she went down fighting against Spain’s Carolina Marin and could only settle for a silver medal in the women’s singles badminton competition.
After this, Sindhu became the fourth Indian to win a silver at the Olympics after shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004, Athens) and Vijay Kumar (2012, London) and wrestler Sushil Kumar (2012, London).