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Manish Desai assumes charge as Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau

Newdelhi:1/9/23:Shri  Manish Desai has today assumed charge as Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB). Shri Desai takes over after the superannuation of Shri  Rajesh Malhotra yesterday.

Shri Manish Desai, a 1989 batch Indian Information Service Officer. Prior to this, Shri Desai has worked as Principal DG, Central Bureau of Communication, looking after Government advertising and outreach activities.

During an illustrious career spanning three decades, Sh. Desai has handled various assignments including DG, Films Division, Addl DG (Administration & Training), IIMC, CEO, CBFC.  During his stint at Films Division, he was associated with the setting up of the National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai.

He also served in PIB Mumbai for over a decade handling media activities of various national and international events including the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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