Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who is in the limelight for his several international victories, may soon be offered a deputy collector-rank job in the Andhra Pradesh government.
Speaking to mediapersons after a cabinet meeting, Andhra Pradesh Information Minister K Srinivasulu said that they had made the decision to offer Srikanth a job.
Besides this, they also announced a reward of Rs 2 crore for the shuttler, who originally hails from Guntur district in the state.
Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth became the first Indian to win four Superseries titles in a calendar year after winning the French Open earlier this week.
The 24-year-old Srikanth beat Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to win the men's singles title at the French Open Superseries on Sunday to also become the first Indian to win the French Open.
"I am very happy with the way it has been for me. I wasn't really thinking of winning. When I went there, I was just thinking to play well and give my best. I was not really thinking about the records," Srikanth.
If Srikanth takes up the job of a Deputy Collector in Andhra, he would be the second shuttler to do so, after Olympics badminton silver medallist PV Sindhu.
Sindhu had assumed charge at the office of Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) in August this year.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had handed over the appointment letter to her on July 29, after which she was appointed as Group-I officer by the state government.
In May, the state legislature had passed a Bill amending the State Public Services Act to appoint Sindhu as a Group-I officer in the government.
As any recruitment in public services has to be only through the State Public Service Commission, selection committee or employment exchange, the government had to amend the Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Appointments to Public Services and Rationalisation of Staff Pattern and Pay Structure) Act, 1994.