New Delhi: Manish Desai has today assumed charge as Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB). Shri Desai takes over after the superannuation of  Rajesh Malhotra on Thursday.

Manish Desai, a 1989 batch Indian Information Service Officer. Prior to this, Desai has worked as Principal DG, Central Bureau of Communication, looking after Government advertising and outreach activities.

During an illustrious career spanning three decades, Desai has handled various assignments including DG, Films Division, Addl DG (Administration & Training), IIMC, CEO, CBFC.  During his stint at Films Division, he was associated with the setting up of the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai.

He also served in PIB Mumbai for over a decade handling media activities of various national and international events including the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.