| 09 Jun 2023
R Jaya takes over as Joint Secretary (Broadcasting) in I&B Ministry from Supriya Sahu

NEW DELHI: Senior Indian Administrative Service officer R Jaya has taken over as Joint Secretary (Broadcasting) in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, following the end of the extended term of Supriya Sahu.

Sahu, whose term had ended in June but had been on a three-month extension, has sought leave for two months and will be posted elsewhere later.

Tamil Nadu-cadre officer, Jaya, was Member Secretary in National Council for Teacher Education under the Department of School Education and Literacy.

Jaya is from the 1995 batch of the Tamil Nadu cadre and also worked in the Rural Development, Home and Personnel ministries before her last assignment in the Human Resource Development Ministry.

Sahu, also from the Tamil Nadu cadre, was handling the transition to digital addressable systems for cable television at present, apart from conducting the weekly open house meetings with multi-system operators and cable operators with regard to licensing and other issues.

She joined the I&B Ministry as Director in July 2009 and was promoted Joint Secretary in October 2011.

Puneet Kansal, an IAS officer from the 1996 batch from Sikkim, has been elevated and transferred as Joint Secretary to the I&B Ministry against a vacant post. He is expected to look after FM and community radio.

On deputation to the Centre since February 2009, he was until recently Director in the Power Ministry.