Sheheryar takes over as DG AIR

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  Sheheryar’s  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 world’s 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 Doordarshan’s 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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