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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