NEW DELHI: 1988-batch Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Satyendra Prakash has been appointed as the new principal director of the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the Central government announced on Sunday.
PIB is the government’s nodal agency to disseminate information to the print and electronic media on government policies, programmes, initiatives, and achievements. It functions as an interface between the government and the media.
Prakash will replace Jaideep Bhatnagar, who is two years senior to him in the service. Bhatnagar took over as the PIB principal director on March 1, 2021, and superannuated on July 29, 2022.
Before his assignment at the PIB, Prakash was serving as principal director general of the Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) with an additional charge of Press Registrar, Registrar of Newspapers of India (RNI), New Delhi.