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Akshay Rout takes over as ADG in DD News

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NEW DELHI: Doordarshan has got a new ADG for its news side in Akshay Rout. He will take over as the former ADG Mayank K Agrawal has been shifted to the Press Information Bureau as ADG for media and communications.



 

An Indian Information Service officer, Rout was director general in the Election Commission of India and has been transferred following completion of his term there. Earlier, he had also served as chief electoral officer in Madhya Pradesh.



 

Agrawal who has experience of around 25 years has earlier served in PIB and in the NACO wing of the Health Ministry.



 

Prasar Bharati has seen several changes this year, particularly since the Bharatiya Janata Party government took over.



 

While Vijaylakshmi Chhabra took over as DG of Doordarshan in July, Archana Datta took over as DG News in Doordarshan.



 

The Prasar Bharati Board, most of whose members resigned when the new government took over, has a new chairman in A Surya Prakash.



 

An advertisement has also been placed for filling the post of member (finance) in the board.

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