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Satyendra Prakash assume charges as new Principal DG, Press Information Bureau

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Senior Indian Information Service officer, Satyendra Prakash has been appointed as the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB). A 1988 batch Indian Information Service (IIS) officer, Prakash, the Principal Director General of the Central Bureau of Communication, will succeed Jaideep Bhatnagar, who superannuated.

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In a career spanning over three decades, Prakash has served in various capacities in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, including as Additional Director General, News & Current Affairs in Doordarshan, and Director (Media), Ministry of Communications & IT and Ministry of Civil Aviation in the Press Information Bureau.

Another appointment:

Manish Desai, Director General of the West zone of the PIB, will succeed Satyendra Prakash in the Central Bureau of Communication. A 1989 batch IIS officer, Desai has worked in various media units of the Ministry of I&B, like DAVP, AIR News, Prasar Bharati, and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams:

  • The Press Information Bureau was established in June 1919.
  • In 1941, J. Natrajan became the first Indian to be head the Bureau as Principal Information Officer.
  • The organisation’s name was changed to the Press Information Bureau in 1946. The Bureau has been reconstituted many times since the independence of India in 1947.

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