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Senior bureaucrat Gaurav Dwivedi appointed as New Prasar Bharati Chief

New Delhi: Senior Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and former MyGovIndia chief Gaurav Dwivedi were on Monday appointed CEO of public utility Prasar Bharati.


Mr. Dwivedi, a 1995-batch Chhattisgarh cadre officer, will have a tenure of five years from the date he takes charge. He is currently posted as Principal Secretary, Commercial Taxes, Government of Chhattisgarh.

“The President of India has today appointed Shri Gaurav Dwivedi as an Executive Member (Executive Director) of Prasar Bharati for a period of five years from his assumption of office after the due recommendation of the Selection Committee,” the statement said. the Ministry of Broadcasting said.

Earlier, Mr. Dwivedi was the CEO of MyGovIndia, the government’s citizen engagement platform launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014.

Mr. Dwivedi was instrumental in organizing the ‘MyGov Town Hall’ in 2016 to mark two years of the Modi government. PM Modi took questions from the audience on a range of topics such as tourism, foreign policy, urban affairs, and agriculture among others.

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Dwivedi graduated from Apeejay School in Noida and graduated in Zoology from Delhi University. He received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

Mr. Dwivedi started his administrative career as an Assistant Collector in Kerala before joining the Government of Chhattisgarh.

He replaces Mayank Agrawal, CEO of Doordarshan, who holds the additional post of CEO of Prasar Bharati.

Mr. Agrawal was given another charge for Prasar Bharati in June this year after Shashi Shekhar Vempati completed his five-year stint as CEO of the public broadcaster.

Mr. Dwivedi was also a faculty member at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie and is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Administration.

Prasar Bharati is a statutory autonomous body established by an Act of Parliament and includes Doordarshan Television Network and Akashvani All India Radio, which were earlier units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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