Pankaj Pachauri joins PM's media team

New Delhi: Well-known television
journalist Pankaj Pachauri has joined as a key member of Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh’s media team, official sources said.


Pachauri, 48, joined his duties in the Prime Minister’s Office Wednesday, the sources added.

Till
recently the managing editor of NDTV India (NDTV’s Hindi channel),
Pachauri had earlier worked with prominent media organisations,
including the British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) in London and in
India Today.


Pachauri will work alongwith the prime minister’s media advisor Harish Khare, the sources added.
An
alumnus of Agra’s St John’s College, he had also been associated with
University of California’s department of journalism at Berkley.


He had won several awards including The Statesman Award for Rural Reporting and the Srikant Verma award.

Media
circles view the appointment of Pachauri as part of the PMO to boost
the image of the government, especially in the Hindi heartland and
regional media.

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