The government has cleared well known journalist Mrinal Pande's name for the post of Prasar Bharati chairperson, a month after the previous chairman Arun Bhatnagar's resignation was accepted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Though Pande's name is yet to be announced officially, she has been approved by the selection committee led by Vice President Hamid Ansari, a ministry official said in New Delhi on Saturday. A formal announcement could be made later in the day. The post was lying vacant since the past one month, after the government on December 18 had accepted Bhatnagar'sresignation.
Pande had last year stepped down as chief editor of Hindi daily Hindustan after a nine-year
hese persons come in place of R N Bisaria, Sunil Dang and Mamata Shankar, who had recently left the board aftertheir terms expired. Prasar Bharati's board consists of eight part-time members and three full time members.