SRINAGAR: Former station director of Radio Kashmir, Fayyaz Sheheryar has taken over the charge of Director General, All India Radio (AIR).
According to a statement, the orders of Sheheryars elevation to the coveted post have been issued by Prasar Bharati Secretariat after his name was approved by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Sheheryar has the distinction of being the youngest and the only officer from Jammu and Kashmir having reached to such a height to head the worlds largest broadcasting network.
An officer of Indian Broadcasting (Programme) Service, Sheheryar has served people of India in diverse ethno-linguistic zones through Akashvani and Doordarshan since 1981 in various capacities.
During his splendid career, Sheheryar has worked as Station Director at Radio Kashmir Jammu, Radio Kashmir Srinagar and AIR Jallandhar , besides headed Doordarshan Kendras of Jammu and Jallandhar at a time when militancy was at its peak in the bordering States and enemy agents were spreading venom and fanning insurgency against India through their over and underground radio stations . With a team of dedicated officials, he was instrumental in countering enemy mechanism by using Radio and TV as a tool to strengthen Indian ethos and cultural diversity.
Sheheryar has also earned a distinction of having single-handedly launched Doordarshans Urdu channel in New Delhi in 2006.
The officer was cleared by UPSC for Senior Administrative Grade in May 2010 and ever since he had been functioning as the Additional Director General and was posted at the AIR Headquarters.
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