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PIB’s Ira Joshi new DG of Doordarshan News

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MUMBAI: Doordarshan News has appointed senior Indian Information Service officer Ira Joshi as director general (DG).

Joshi is currently serving as the DG of the Press Information Bureau. According to an order issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ghanshyam Goel, currently also serving as DG of PIB, was given the charge of DG, Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP). Goel was given the charge in place of Esther Kar, who has been put on 'Compulsory Wait' till further orders.

Veena Jain, who was appointed as the Doordarshan News DG in May 2015, had retired in August this year and All India Radio’s News Services Division DG Sitanshu Kar was given the additional charge of the post.

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