Bhupendra Kainthola appointed FTII Director

Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Bhupendra Kainthola was appointed as Director of Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Kainthola, a 1989 batch IIS officer, has been appointed to the post for three years, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

Previously, he has worked with PIB, Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP), Directorate of Film Festival (as Director, National Film Awards and Indian Panorama) and also with the Lok Sabha Television. Kainthola holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Mumbai’.

FTII, which has been in news due to controversy over the appointment of television actor Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman, is an autonomous body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
FTII comes under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Established in 1960 and is situated in Pune on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Film Company.Since its inception, FTII has become India’s premier film and television institute. Its alumni have become technicians, actors and directors in the film and television industry.

Extra info:
1. Indian Information Service (IIS)
2. Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). 
3. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)
So lets do:
1. Who is appointed as FTII Director?
2. Expand the terms IIS,FTII and DoPT?
3. FTII comes under which ministry?

Source – The Hindu


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