HYDERABAD: When badminton superstar PV Sindhu won a silver medal at last year’s Rio Olympics, much deserved adulation followed. The effort fetched her well above `20 crore. Among all the gifts, which included plots, she was also offered a Group-1 officer’s job by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
During her recent visit to Vijayawada to attend the National Women’s Parliament, she gave her consent to take up the job. It should be noted that she was given a government job offer by the Telangana government as well.
Sindhu’s father and Arjuna awardee PV Ramana confirmed this to Express. “As soon as she returned from Rio, she got the job offer. Now, she has expressed her willingness to take up the job in Andhra,” Ramana said. Asked if the decision would affect her training, the former volleyball player said: “Absolutely not. Even if she is posted somewhere in Andhra, her training will continue in Hyderabad as she represents the country. Plus, the job location is yet to be confirmed as she is yet to receive the appointment order.”
Sindhu holds the post of a deputy manager (sports) at the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. Now, she is set to be a Deputy Collector in the Andhra government.