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Doordarshan appoints C. Lalrosanga as interim DG

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NEW DELHI: Veteran broadcaster C. Lalrosanga has been appointed as the interim director general of Doordarshan following the retirement of Vijayalakshmi Chhabra.

Until now, Lalrosanga was holding charge as additional director general in All India Radio.

Chhabra had been named the interim DG of Doordarshan in July 2014. She had earlier been ADG Programmes in AIR.

Prasar Bharati sources told indiantelevision.com that the process of appointing a final DG will be undertaken as soon as the four vacancies of part-time members of the Prasar Bharati Board are filled.

According to DD sources, contenders for the post of DG include current interim AIR DG F Shehryaar, Aparna Vaish, Deepa Chandra, Dr Rajshekhar Vyas, Mukesh Sharma and Mahesh Joshi.

 

Lalrosanga has rich and diverse experience in broadcasting, both in sound and visuals.

One of the most onerous tasks await the interim DG as he has taken charge of the public broadcaster in challenging times, especially considering the proposed launch of the 'Kisan Channel'.

Other tasks include four channels for the north eastern region and increasing the growth of DD?s direct to home Freedish service.

Lalrosanga joined the North eastern service of All India Radio (NES) Shillong as director after getting selected by Union Public Service Commission in 1991. Prior to that, he was assistant news editor (ANE) at AIR in Aizawl.

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