NEW DELHI: Senior Indian Administrative Officer, Supriya Sahu, has been given a three-month extension as joint secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
Her term ends later this month. The extension has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
Ministry sources told indiantelevision.com that the necessary proposal for extension beyond 22 July had been moved prior to the election of the new government. The normal term of an IAS officer is five years, said the sources.
A 1991 Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer, Sahu is presently joint secretary (Broadcasting) in the Ministry.
Prior to this, she was broadcasting director at MIB and was directly involved with the drawing up of the Broadcasting Services Regulation Bill and the Content Code for TV channels.
As JS, she has been involved with digitisation of cable television as well as the dynamic growth of both FM and community radio.