Sindhu accepts AP's job offer

HYDERABAD: Badminton star PV Sindhu has accepted Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu's offer of a Group-I officer job in the Andhra Pradesh government. 

The state government is reportedly preparing orders for an appointment in the deputy collector grade.

Currently, she is employed in the Central public sector oil company Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) as deputy manager (Sports).

Sindhu's mother Vijaya confirmed to Mumbai Mirror that she had conveyed her willingness to take the offer. "We are expecting the appointment order", she told the tabloid.

The Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana governments had honoured Sindhu when she won Silver at the Rio Olympics last year. The AP cabinet felicitated Sindhu with a Rs30 million cash prize while the Telangana government went one up, awarding her a Rs50 million cash prize.

It was during the felicitation function, alongside the Rs30 million cash award, that Naidu had offered to grant Sindhu a Group-1 officer job in the state government, as well as a 1,000 sq yard residential plot in the state's new capital Amaravati. 

Naidu also offered Pullela Gopichand 15 acres land in Amaravati to set up an academy, which the renowned badminton coach later gave his nod to, Mirror reports.