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Tripurari Sharan appointed DG, Doordarshan

delhi Updated: Jul 26, 2011 23:30 IST
Sanjib Kr Baruah
Sanjib Kr Baruah
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Tripurari Sharan, a Bihar cadre 1985 batch IAS officer, has been appointed director-general of Doordarshan for the next three years, while no one has been finalized for the post of DG, All India Radio (AIR).

Sharan, 50, will take over from LD Mandloi, the acting DG, who was given the charge after the unceremonious exit of Aruna Sharma.

"The approvals from the PMO and department of personnel came in last week while the information and broadcasting ministry okayed Sharan's appointment on Monday," said a government source.

As of now, Mandloi figures as the frontrunner for the post of DG, AIR.

Earlier, Sharan had also served as director, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

Prasar Bharati is a statutory autonomous body established under the Prasar Bharati Act that achieves its public service broadcasting objectives through AIR and Doordarshan. It has been under a cloud in the aftermath of the scam-tainted 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The VK Shunglu committee, set up to investigate allegations of corruption in the broadcasting sector, had recommended action against suspended Prasar Bharti chief executive officer BS Lalli and former Doordarshan DG Aruna Sharma for their alleged "acts of omission and commission".

Sharma, a 1982 batch IAS Madhya Pradesh cadre officer has since been reverted to her home cadre.