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Ashok Parmar appointed MIB joint secretary

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NEW DELHI: Ashok K R Parmar is taking over as joint secretary in the information and broadcasting ministry in place of Mihir Kumar Singh. 

Parmar, a 1992 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, will take charge for a period of five years from the date of assumption of the position. 

Singh, a 1993 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, will take charge as the special secretary in the department of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries on lateral shift basis. He will assume charge for a period of five-year central deputation tenure up to 21 January 2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Singh is taking charge from Adhithela J V Prasad, a 1986 batch IAS officer of the Himachal Pradesh cadre.

Earlier, in a separate development, Prasar Bharati chairman Surya Prakash wrote to the government to expedite the selection of a new CEO and member (personnel) in the pubcaster. Prakash told the indiantelevision.com that he had sought from the government to ensure the vacancies are filled soon to facilitate decision-making. A high-level committee headed by India's vice-president Hamid Ansari is needed to meet as stipulated in the Prasar Bharati Act 1990 to select a new CEO and other members. Meanwhile, member (finance) Rajeev Singh was scheduled to take over as the interim chief executive officer of the pubcaster from 6 February. He succeeds Suresh C Panda who was the member (personnel) and is due to retire on 4 February.

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