Andhra government bends the law to accommodate PV Sindhu

Indian badminton star PV Sindhu

The Andhra Pradesh Legislature yesterday passed a bill to appoint Olympics silver medal-winning shuttler PV Sindhu as a Group-I officer in the government, by amending the state Public Services Act.

Certain provisions in the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services) Act of 1994 prevented the appointment of Sindhu as any recruitment in public service should only be through the AP Public Service Commission, selection committee or employment exchange.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced in the state assembly that his government intended to appoint Sindhu as the state’s sports ambassador. "We will give government jobs to other meritorious sports persons as well," he said.

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