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Ex-Infosys executive Shashi Shekar Vempati appointed as Prasar Bharati CEO

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NEW DELHI: The executive vacuum at the top of India?s public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati has been filled. A three member committee consisting of India?s vice-president Hamid Ansari, Press Council of India chairman Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad and ministry of information & broadcasting secretary Ajay Mittal (representing the President of India) decided to appoint Prasar Bharati part time member and technocrat Shashi Shekar Vempati as its CEO.
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?The appointment is for a period of five years from the time Vempati assumes charge of his office.
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As part time member, Vempati served as chairman of the audit committee, member of finance & accounts committee, technology committee and sports rights committee, apart from HR committee.
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An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, Vempati has over two decades of experience as a technocrat with specialization in corporate management, technology consulting and digital media.
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He also served for more than 16 years with Infosys as product strategist and digital innovator in North America. He has two patents in his name: real time business event monitoring, tracking and execution architecture? and ?system and method of monitoring and management of inventory of products and assets in real time?.:.

He spent three years as CEO of Niti Digital and was responsible for the News Media Platform NitiCentral.com - India's first center right digital news media platform, the data and analytics platform IndiaVotes.com - India's largest public database of electoral data and the digital campaign platform India272.com which played a pivotal role for Narendra Modi's Mission 272+ during the 2014 Indian general elections.
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He has authored many books including ?Broadcasting Technologies in India?, ?National Digital Security Architecture in India?, and ?Creating a Global Media Platform out of India.?
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Earlier in February this year, Prasar Bharati chairman Surya Prakash wrote to the government to expedite the selection for a new CEO and member (personnel) in the pubcaster.
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A high-level committee headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari has to ? as per protocol - meet to select a new CEO and other members.
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The previous CEO Jawhar Sircar resigned prematuredly (his terms was to end in February 2017) with effect from 4 November 2016. Since then, two different officials - member (finance) Rajeev Singh and before him then member personnel Suresh C Panda (since retired) held interim charge of the post.
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