Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu has been appointed as Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh.
Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu handed over the government order to the Rio Olympics silver winning shuttler on Thursday.
Naidu said ” hope Sindhu will win more medals in future”.
Chandrababu Naidu had promised a Group-I post to Sindhu when she won the silver medal in Olympics.
Accordingly, she was appointed the deputy collector.
The state government has issued orders in this regard, mentioning that PV Sindhu is appointed the deputy collector, asking her to report within 30 days.
The 21 year old Sindhu has been working with Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd since 2013 and is currently an assistant manager (sports) at its Hyderabad office.
Although Sindhu missed out on gold she created history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win silver at the Olympics.
She also became the fifth Indian woman to clinch a medal in Olympics history after Karnam Malleswari, Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal and Sakshi Malik.
Telangana Government had felicitated Sindhu with Rs 5 crore cash reward, a residential plot in Hyderabad, while the Andhra government presented her a cash award worth Rs 3 crore.
In addition, the Andhra Pradesh Government had offered her a Group-I officer job of her choice but Sindhu has now decided to take it up.