Neelam Kapur today assumed office as head of Press Information Bureau. She succeeds Umakant Mishra who retired yesterday. A 1982 batch officer of the Indian Information Service, Mrs Kapur, prior to this appointment, has held various posts in the different media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
In her long spanning career she has been DG, DAVP; Director of Directorate of Film Festivals; Registrar of Newspapers. Mrs Kapur has also worked in NACO and handled publicity for Ministries of Finance, Information and Broadcasting, Water Resources in her previous stint at Press Information Bureau.