Mayank Kumar Agrawal, Director General, Doordarshan and Doordarshan News, Prasar Bharati, has been given additional charge of the CEO, Prasar Bharati.
Agrawal is taking over from Shashi Shekhar Vempati who completed his five-year term of service as CEO of the public broadcaster.
The additional charge given to Agrawal will be effective until further orders or till the joining of a regular CEO, whichever is earlier according to the order issued by the I&B Ministry.
Vempati completed his term as CEO on Wednesday. In a series of tweets, the outgoing CEO of the pubcaster thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving him an opportunity to serve the nation.
“It has been a great learning experience and I am happy to have made a difference to the Doordarshan and All India Radio,” Vempati wrote.
“Doordarshan and All India Radio have been intrinsic elements of my formative years. I feel blessed to have given back to these two vital organisations to the best of my abilities. My sincere wishes to all those who have made them the most trusted media brands in India,” he added.