| 07 Jul 2022
Former additional DG of All India Radio C. Lalrosanga appointed interim DG of Doordarshan

NEW DELHI: Veteran broadcaster C. Lalrosanga has been appointed interim Director General of Doordarshan following the retirement of Vijayalakshmi Chhabra.

Until now, Lalrosanga was holding charge as Additional Director General in All India Radio.

Chhabra had been named interim DG of Doordarshan in July 2014. She had earlier been ADG Programmes in All India Radio.

Prasar Bharati sources said that the process of appointing a final DG will be undertaken as soon as the four vacancies of part-time members of the Prasar Bharati Board are filled.

It was informed by DD sources that contenders for the post of DG include current interim All India Radio DG F Shehryaar, Aparna Vaish, Deepa Chandra, Dr Rajshekhar Vyas, Mukesh Sharma and Mahesh Joshi.

Lalrosanga has rich and diverse experience in broadcasting, both in sound and visuals.

One of the most onerous tasks awaiting the interim DG is taking charge of the public broadcaster in challenging times, especially considering the proposed launch of the 'Kisan Channel'.

Other tasks include four channels for the North eastern region and increasing the growth of DD‘s direct to home Freedish service.

Lalrosanga joined the North eastern service of All India Radio (NES) Shillong as director after getting selected by Union Public Service Commission in 1991. Prior to that, he was as Assistant News Editor (ANE) at AIR in Aizawl. Lalrosanga likes poetry and music, especially devotional music and is a programmer of repute.