In an order issued by Information and Broadcasting ministry, Singh, who was on a study leave for completion of her Ph.D, has been appointed as Chief Information Officer with effect from September 9 next month.
A 1992-batch Indian Information Service officer, Singh was Director (News- News Services Division) All India Radio before she went on a sabbatical. Her leave, which had been taken for pursuing Ph.D programme on "sustainable development and communication: a case study of law relating to environment in India" from TERI university, stands curtailed till September 8 next month.
Her services have been placed with the CBI for post for a period of one year or till the post is filled up on deputation basis. Prasad, after she is relieved from the CBI, will continue to work on her earlier post as Director (News) Doordarshan news, the order said.