New Delhi: Jaideep Bhatnagar has taken over as principal director general, Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Monday.

Bhatnagar takes over from Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia who superannuated on 28th February 2021.

Bhatnagar is an 1986 batch officer of the Indian Information Service, . He has earlier served in Doordarshan News and as Head of the Commercial, Sales and Marketing Division of Doordarshan.

He has also served as Prasar Bharati Special Correspondent West Asia covering twenty countries.  He later went on to head the News Services Division of All India Radio.

He has also served at Indian Institute of Mass Communication, in the capacity of Registrar.

Prior to his current charge as head of the organization, Shri Bhatnagar has worked in PIB for six years in different capacities.