Prasar Bharati Board in its meeting yesterday finalised the appointment
of Brajeshwar Singh, a 1975 batch TN cadre IAS officer as the new DG of
AIR. The post of DG AIR has been lying vacant since February after the
retirement of TR Malakar. Prasar Bharati Board approved the name of
Singh among the eight candidates who were shortlisted following an
extensive round of interviews of the eligible candidates done on
December 16 and 17. The new DG will be in place by end of this month.
In another crucial decision, the Board decided to launch 24-hour radio
news channel from April 2 and two classical music channels from Lucknow
and Bangalore from January 26. AIR will also be starting language broad
casts in Delhi from January 26.