Zee confirms Vaishnava's new responsibilities & other major changes

MUMBAI: Zee's Purushottam Vaishnav, as flashed by on Sunday (9 July), will be handling three additional channels, now being designated as editor for Zee Bihar ? Jharkhand and will also be responsible for Orissa and West Bengal. Bhibhu Patnaik and Anirban Choudhary will be aligned to Purushottam Vaishnav, according to an organisational announcement.

After the above changes take effect, Uday Nirgudkar, Dileep Tiwari, Dinesh Sharma, Vaishnav, Anurag Bhatnagar, Kamal Dhingra, Manoj Jagayasi and Harjit Singh will be reporting into the vice president-chairman?s office till further orders.

Zee Media's regional channel CEO, Jagdish Chandra has expressed his desire to lighten his load of his current responsibilities of all regional news network as well as DNA (all editions) considering the fact that he has been continuously travelling for 20-25 days a month which has been taking a huge toil on his health.

Considering the above, the management has therefore decided that going forward he will be handling responsibilities of following:

1. Zee Rajasthan

2. Zee Hindustan

3. Zee Salaam (Urdu)

4. DNA Jaipur Edition

In the meantime, till the changes are realigned he will continue to handle the current role and responsibilities for a fortnight.

In addition to the above three channels, he will also look after various business interest of group in Rajasthan mainly Zee Studio, Solar park, Cable and Broadband business as well as any other actions that may be required in Rajasthan. He will also continue to assist the Group in any area that may be entrusted to him outside Rajasthan. Chandra will continue to be on the board of ZMCL and DNA while stepping down as CEO of DNA. His designation will continue as CEO Regional News Network with above responsibilities.

It is further being clarified that following changes are being made in the roles and responsibilities of regional news network:

Nirgudkar in addition to his responsibility of Zee 24 Taas will also be responsible for Zee 24 Kalaak. Deepak Rajani will be reporting into Nirgudkar.

Tiwari, in addition to his current responsibility of Zee MP-CG, will also be responsible for the new upcoming channel Zee UP-UK.

Sharma, who is handling Zee PHH, will, in addition to editorial responsibility, also handle the sales for Zee PHH. The sales team for this territory will be aligned to Sharma.

Jagyasi and Singh from Zee Unimedia will continue to be responsible for the sales of other regional channels in addition to handling sales for channels being handled directly by Chandra.

Dwaiyapan Bose, editor in chief of DNA, will be reporting to Sudhir Choudhary while Bhatnagar and Dhingra will be in the interim responsible for sales and all other functions of DNA, respectively. The resident Editor of DNA Jaipur Edition will report into Chandra.

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