On 15th June 2016, Senior IAS officer Supriya Sahu was appointed as Director General of Doordarshan. She is 1991 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre. This post was vacant since two years.
She has been appointed to the post on deputation basis for a period of three years from the date of assumption of charge, it said.
Sahu has earlier worked as Director and Joint Secretary in Information and Broadcasting Ministry, nodal authority for the national broadcaster Doordarshan.
Her name was cleared by Prasar Bharati Board in February. It was then sent to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry for processing the appointment of Sahu.
- It was founded on September 15, 1959.
- Doordarshan often abbreviated DD is autonomous Government of India founded public service broadcaster, a division of Prasar Bharati.
- It is one of India’s largest broadcasting organisations in terms of studio and transmitter infrastructure.