Gaurav Dwivedi appointed as the new CEO of Prasar Bharati

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  • Senior IAS officer Gaurav Dwivedi was on Monday appointed the Chief Executive Officer of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.
  • A 1995-batch officer of Chhattisgarh cadre, Dwivedi will have a five-year tenure from the date he assumes charge.
  • As per the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, his appointment will be with effect from the date he assumes charge of the office, for a term of five years.
  • Gaurav Dwivedi is currently posted as CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and is responsible for managing the Government of India’s citizen engagement platform.  He is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Administration.
  • Doordarshan Director General Mayank Agarwal was given the additional charge of CEO Prasar Bharati in June this year, after the completion of Vempati’s five-year term. He has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for excellence in administration.

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