Dr. Vasudha Gupta takes charge as Principal Director General of Akashvani and News Services Division
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Dr. Vasudha Gupta, a senior officer of the Indian Information Service, assumed the post of Principal Director General in the Akashvani and News Services Division.
An Overview of the News
Vasudha Gupta previously worked as Director General in All India Radio.
With over 33 years of service in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, including as Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB), she brings wide-ranging experience to her new role.
Dr. Vasudha Gupta holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Dr. Gupta's notable achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic was the creation of a feedback dashboard for the Government of India, facilitating citizen engagement and transparency.
About Akashvani (AIR)
Akashvani, also known as All India Radio, is India's national public radio broadcaster, established in 1936.
It is part of Prasar Bharati along with Indian television broadcaster Doordarshan.
It is headquartered at Akashvani Bhawan, New Delhi, which houses various sections such as Drama, FM and National Service as well as Doordarshan Kendra (Delhi).
AIR is the world's largest radio network and one of the largest broadcasting organizations globally, serving a wide variety of languages and cultures.
It operates 420 stations across India, covering approximately 92% of the country's area and reaching 99.19% of the total population.
AIR produces programming in 23 languages and 179 dialects.
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