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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Andhra Pradesh Amends Act to appoint PV Sindhu as Group-1 officer


The Andhra Pradesh Legislature passed a Bill to appoint Olympics silver medalist  P V Sindhu as a Group-1 officer in the government, by amending the State Public Services Act.

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

To give effect to the Cabinet resolution, the government decided to amend Section 4 of the aforementioned law to enable the appointment of Sindhu directly in the cadre of a revenue divisional officer.

Important Takeaways from above News for BOB PO Exam-
  • Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (PV Sindhu) is an Indian professional badminton player
  • At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal.

Source- The Hindu


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