Shefali B. Sharan becomes Principal Director General of PIB

Ms. Shefali B Sharan, a 1990 batch officer of the Indian Information Service, has assumed the charge of Principal Director General of PIB.

Recently, Ms. Shefali B Sharan has assumed the charge of Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB).

About Ms. Shefali B Sharan

  • Ms. Sharan is a 1990 batch officer of the Indian Information Service.
  • She has also worked as the spokesperson of the Election Commission of India.
  • During his illustrious career spanning over three decades, he has held cadre responsibilities handling large scale media publicity tasks as Press Information Office Officer for Ministries like Finance, Health & Family Welfare and Information & Broadcasting.
  • Worked on the cadre post of OSD (Information Policy in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 2000-2002) and as Director, Administration and Finance in LSTV, Lok Sabha Secretariat in the year 2007-2008.
  • Has also worked as Director in the Ministry of Health [Department of Traditional Medical Systems/Department of AYUSH (2002-2007)] and Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs 2013-2017) under Central Staffing Scheme deputation.

Press Information Bureau (PIB)

  • It is a nodal agency of the Government of India.
  • It was established in June 1919.
  • It works to disseminate information to print and electronic media on government policies, programmes, initiatives and achievements.
  • It acts as an interface between the government and the media, and also provides feedback to the government on people’s reactions to what they see in the media.
Who has recently assumed the charge of Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB)?

Shefali B Sharan becomes Principal Director General of PIB

When was the Press Information Bureau (PIB) established?

June 1919

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