A 1984 Indian Information Service officer, Veena Jain has been appointed as Director General (DG) of News in Doordarshan. In addition to DG, she has been asked to hold the charge as officer on special duty in the Ministry for New Media Wing and Social Media Cell.
She will report to the Ministry for all purposes.
Prior to DD news, she was working as Additional Director General in the News Services Division of All India Radio. She has also served as director of Publications Division.
Prior to this appointment, senior IIS officer Akshay Rout was officiating as DD News DG.