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R Jaya takes over as JS (Broadcasting) in I&B as Supriya Sahu's term ends

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NEW DELHI: Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer R Jaya has taken over as joint secretary (Broadcasting) in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry following the end of the extended term of Supriya Sahu.



 Sahu, whose term ended in June but was given a three-month extension, has sought leave for two months and will be posted elsewhere, later.



 Tamil Nadu-cadre officer Jaya was member secretary in National Council for Teacher Education under the Department of School Education and Literacy.



 Jaya is from the 1995 batch of the Tamil Nadu cadre and also worked in the Rural Development, Home and Personnel ministries before her last assignment in the Human Resource Development Ministry.

Sahu is also from the Tamil Nadu cadre of IAS 1991 batch. She was handling the transition to digital addressable systems for cable television at present, apart from conducting the weekly open house meetings with multi-system operators and cable operators with regard to licensing and other issues.



 She had joined the I&B Ministry as director in July 2009 and was promoted to joint secretary in October 2011.



Meanwhile, Puneet Kansal, an IAS officer from the 1996 batch from Sikkim, has been elevated and transferred as JS to the I&B Ministry against a vacant post. He is expected to look after FM and community radio.



 On deputation to the Centre since February 2009, he was until recently, director in the Power Ministry.

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