New Delhi: Sitanshu Kar, an Odia Indian Information Service (IIS) officer who is now the director general of All India Radio’s News Services Division (NSD) will be the next head of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) . He will replace Frank Noronha who is attaining his superannuation on April 30.

Doordarshan News DG Ira Joshi will hold additional charge of DG of AIR’s NSD with immediate effect.

Kar, an officer of 1983 batch of IIS, was serving as spokesperson of the union defence ministry.