Former Assam bureaucrat Ravi Capoor has been appointed as first chief executive officer (CEO) of Sansad TV which was formed after the merger of two Parliament channels – Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV.
The central government on March 2 informed that it has merged the two Parliament channels to form the new channel.
The government also said that retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed as the first chief executive officer (CEO) of the Sansad TV for a period of one year or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
The government in its order March 1 said: “Consequent upon the joint decision of the chairman, Rajya Sabha and the speaker, Lok Sabha to merge RSTV and LSTV into Sansad Television (Sansad TV).”
“Ravi Capoor, IAS (1986: Assam-Meghalaya) (Retd.) has been appointed as the CEO, Sansad TV, on contract basis, for a period of one year with immediate effect or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” it added.
Ravi Capoor has earlier served as principal secretary to the Government of Assam, Industries & Commerce department during the Advantage Assam Global Investors’ Summit. He was also working with the ministries of commerce, textiles and petroleum.