Dr. Vasudha Gupta, an esteemed veteran of the Senior Indian Information Service, has officially assumed the role of Principal Director General at Akashvani and News Services Division. This appointment follows her commendable stint as Director General at Akashvani, where she made substantial contributions to the rejuvenation of this iconic broadcasting entity. With an illustrious career spanning more than three decades in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, including her tenure as Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Dr. Vasudha Gupta brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new leadership role.
Dr. Vasudha Gupta is an academic scholar, holding a Ph.D. in Finance from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. In the past year, her visionary leadership has been instrumental in the transformation of Akashvani, making it more agile and aligned with the evolving media landscape. Dr. Gupta’s academic accomplishments have further empowered her to introduce social media platforms in regional languages through Akashvani, a significant stride toward making information more accessible to diverse audiences.
During her tenure as Director General of the Press Information Bureau, Dr. Vasudha Gupta encountered the unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of her notable achievements during this period was the development of a feedback dashboard for the Government of India, accessible through various media platforms. This innovative tool facilitated immediate citizen engagement and feedback, contributing to a more responsive and transparent government.