Prasar Bharat has made some key appointments starting with Baljit Singh Lalli, a 1971 batch IAS officer of UP cadre, who has been appointed as the CEO. A K Jain, a 1977 batch IAS officer, as been appointed the Member (Finance). The appointments have been made on the recommendations of a high level selection committee under the Chairmanship of the Vice-President of India.
Lalli is currently Secretary, Border Management, in the Ministry of Home Affairs. The post of Prasar Bharati CEO had been lying vacant ever since K S Sarma retired in June 2006. Brijeshwar Singh, Director General, All India Radio, has been officiating as the Prasar Bharati CEO in the interim.
Jain, who is the new Member (Finance) of Prasar Bharati, was the Principal Secretary, Government of Nagaland, prior to his new appointment. Jain is an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi. He also holds an MBA in Finance and Public Sector Management from the University of Hull, UK. He comes to Prasar Bharati with a solid grounding in financial management and corporate affairs. He has also worked in the Department of Public Enterprises / Heavy Industries and the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in his previous postings.