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All India Radio announces new Director General

R Venkateswarlu has been appointed Director General of public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR).

Until this appointment, Mr Venkateswarlu was posted as additional director general (South zone), supervising AIR, Doordarshan Kendras and marketing divisions in the South Zone. In his new role, he will exercise full financial and administrative powers of the post of director general of AIR. 

Mr Vekateswarlu has 35 years of mass-media experience in Indian information service, AIR, Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati Secretariat and also administrative, personnel and financial management of AIR and Doordarshan networks.

He took on his new role on 1 November and replaced Leela Dhar Mandloi, who has retired from AIR last month after 37 years of service.