Veena Jain appointed as Director General of Doordarshan News [ Current Affairs ]

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Veena Jain was appointed as Director General (news) in Doordarshan. She was appointment by the Union Ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B). Veena Jain replaced senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Akshay Rout. Earlier, Veena Jain has also served as director of Publications Division of AIR.

Image of Veena Jain

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Director General of Doordarshan News

  • Earlier appointed this post; she was posted as Additional Director General in the News Services Division of All India Radio (AIR).
  • Veena Jain will also hold the charge as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) and will oversee the ministry’s new media wing and social media cell. She will report to the ministry for all purposes.
  • DD news enjoys one of the most influential positions in public broadcasting and both Doordarshan and All India Radio function under Prasar Bharati.
  • Veena Jain has also been promoted to the Selection Grade of IIS Group and she has also played the role of director of Publications Divisions in the past.

- Published on: June 1, 2015