Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu on Wednesday assumed the office of Deputy Collector in the Andhra Pradesh state secretariat at Gollapudi. Sindhu was accompanied by her parents to the office of Chief Commissioner of Land Administrators (CCLA) where she took charge. On reaching the office, she met with CCLA Chief Commissioner Anil Chandra Punetha and signed relevant documents to formally join the service.
Last month, Sindhu was appointed as Group-I officer by the state government. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had handed over the appointment letter to her on July 29. The state government had asked Sindhu to join duty as the Deputy Collector within 30 days.
In May, the state legislature had passed a bill amending the State Public Services Act to appoint Sindhu as a Group-I officer in the government.
As any recruitment in public services has to be only through the State Public Service Commission, selection committee or employment exchange, the government had to amend the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services and Rationalisation of Staff Pattern and Pay Structure) Act, 1994.
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