Veena Jain appointed as Director General (news) of Doordarshan
Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry has appointed Veena Jain as director general (news) in Doordarshan (DD).
She succeeds senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Akshay Rout. Along with this appointment 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 and report to the ministry for all purposes.
At present, she is posted as Additional Director General (ADG) in the News Services Division of All India Radio (AIR). Earlier, she had served as director of Publications Division of AIR.
Doordarshan DG (news) is one of the most influential positions in the public broadcaster in India. Both AIR and DD are media wings function under Prasar Bharati which directly works under the aegis of Union I&B ministry.