Business Standard

A rehabilita­tion?


Since Friday, there have been large-scale transfers of senior Indian Informatio­n Service (IIS) officers in the informatio­n and broadcasti­ng ministry. In a significan­t move, Principal Director General (DG) in the ministry’s Directorat­e of Field Publicity Neelam Kapur has been given additional charge of the publicity requiremen­ts of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Chaitanya Prasad, who until last week was officer on special duty (OSD) to I&B Minister Smriti Irani ( pictured), will now be the additional DG of Doordarsha­n News, and also head the ministry’s new media wing. As principal DG (media and communicat­ions) Kapur was the chief spokespers­on of the government during the Congress-led United Progressiv­e Alliance (UPA) years. She was perceived to be close to the UPA dispensati­on and was transferre­d out of that post within months of the Narendra Modi government taking over. Kapur’s transfer signifies her rehabilita­tion.

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