PIB head Sitanshu Ranjan Kar gets six-month tenure extension


New Delhi: Principal director general of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) Sitanshu Ranjan Kar, who was scheduled to retire on March 31, was Sunday given a six-month extension, said a Personal Ministry order.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the re-employment of Kar as the PIB’s principal director general for six months, beyond the date of his retirement, the order read.

The Odisha-born 1983-batch officer of the Indian Information Service (IIS) had assumed the office as the Principal DG of the PIB on May 1, last year replacing incumbent Frank Noronha.

The IIS officer during his 35-year-long career has held various posts under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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