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Veena Jain appointed DG (News) of Doordarshan

MUMBAI: Veena Jain, additional director general for news at All India Radio, has been elevated to the post of director general (News) of Doordarshan.

Jain will also officiate as officer on special duty in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry for new and social media.

Jain, a senior administrative grade officer of the Indian Information Service (IIS) Group A, has been promoted to the Selection Grade of IIS Group A.

Akshay Kumar Rout is currently the DG News of Doordarshan.

Interestingly, the notification issued by the MIB states that Jain will report to the Ministry.

“On promotion to Selection Grade of IIS Group A, Veena Jain is posted as DG, Doordarshan News-cum OSD in the Ministry to handle the new media wing and media cell. She will report to the Ministry for all purpose,” the MIB notification said.