NEW DELHI: The process which was started by the previous government to find a successor for Tripurari Sharan whose term as Director General of Doordarshan comes to an end later this month, will not be disturbed by the new government.
Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources said that a total of nine officials have been found eligible for being considered for the post.
They include two bureaucrats from different Ministries: Supriya Sahu who is joint secretary (Broadcasting) in the I&B Ministry and V Srinivas who is joint secretary in the Culture Ministry. Both of them are Indian Administrative Service officials.
The other eligible aspirants are from Prasar Bharati headquarters, All India Radio and Doordarshan. It is learnt that these are: AIR director general F Shahryar, and additional director generals Mahesh Joshi, Deepa Chandra, Aparna Vaish, Mukesh Sharma, Vijayalaxmi Chhabra, and Lalsonga. All these bureaucrats are from the Indian Broadcasting (Programme) Service.
Meanwhile, sources in Doordarshan say that additional director general Ranjan Thakur whose term is coming to an end may be asked to take over as interim DG in the event of approval of extension of term by one year.