Vijaya Laxmi Chhabra has been named as the interim Director General of Doordarshan. She will continue in this position till a new DG is appointed. Meanwhile, the tenure of current DG, Tripurari Sharan, comes to an end later this month.
Chhabra is the former ADG (Programmes) at All India Radio and was set to retire in March. She will hold charge till the next DG is found.
She has been associated with AIR and Doordarshan in senior managerial capacities for over 33 years. During this period, she undertook several assignments such as creative content production in Hindi and English, channel marketing of AIR and Doordarshan, human resources, planning and organisational development. She specialised as a Features/ Documentaries producer while working at All India Radio, Delhi and Mumbai.