Less than a week after PV Sindhu met YS Jaganmohan Reddy in Tadepalli, the World Badminton champion was posted as Officer on Special Duty in the Directorate of Protocol in Hyderabad. In July 2017, the previous Chandrababu Naidu government had appointed Sindhu as Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh and the promotion came after completion of her training period.
Sindhu had also requested that her training period for the Tokyo Olympics in July-August 2020 be treated as `On Duty’. The Government order issued by the Chief Secretary sanctions the On Duty facility till 30 August 2020.
Earlier when the badminton player had met Jagan after her victory at the World championship, the government had offered seven acres of land in Visakhapatnam for development of a women’s badminton academy. The process of identification of land is reportedly still on.