Dr. Vasudha Gupta, a seasoned Senior Indian Information Service officer, has taken charge as the Principal Director General of Akashvani and News Services Division. This appointment comes after her commendable tenure as Director General at Akashvani, where she played a pivotal role in revitalizing the iconic broadcasting institution. With over 33 years of dedicated service in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, including her tenure as Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Dr. Vasudha Gupta brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role.
Academic Accomplishments and Transformational Leadership of Dr. Vasudha Gupta
Dr. Vasudha Gupta holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Over the past year, Dr. Gupta has been instrumental in the rejuvenation of Akashvani. Her vision and leadership have played a pivotal role in transforming the institution, making it more dynamic and in tune with the evolving media landscape. Her academic achievements have contributed to her ability to introduce social media platforms in regional languages through Akashvani, a significant step in making information more accessible to diverse audiences.
Dr. Vasudha Gupta’s Innovative Contribution During the COVID-19 Pandemic
While serving as Director General of the Press Information Bureau, Dr. Vasudha Gupta confronted the unparalleled challenge presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of her remarkable achievements during this period was the creation of a feedback dashboard for the Government of India, accessible through various media platforms. This innovative tool facilitated immediate citizen engagement and feedback, resulting in a more agile and transparent government.