Andhra Pradesh State government has appointed Badminton player Srikanth as Deputy Collector. State Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has handed over the appointment letter to Ace Indian shuttler in Amravati in the presence of badminton coach Pullela Gopichand. The State Cabinet has already passed a resolution in this regard last year. The Chief Minister has lauded the performance of the shuttler and congratulated him for recently receiving Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award in India. Earlier to him, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu had received the coveted Padma Shri award.