Satyendra Prakash assumes charge as principal director general of Press Information Bureau

Press Information Bureau (PIB) has appointed Satyendra Prakash as principal director general of PIB. Prakash has assumed office from today. Prior to this, he held the position of principal DG, Central Bureau of Communication.


The Press Information Bureau, commonly abbreviated as PIB is a nodal agency of the Government of India under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Based in National Media Centre, New Delhi. Press Information Bureau disseminates information to print, electronic and web media on government plans, policies, programme initiatives and achievements.

The head of PIB is also the Official Spokesperson of the Government of India and holds the rank of Principal Director General (Special Secretary equivalent).

PIB was formed in 1919 and is headquartered at New Delhi.