|Leena Nandan (File Photo)|
Is Ms Nandan getting stuck because...CBI has been investigating the ex-Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli in connection with allegations of corruption while awarding broadcasting rights of Commonwealth Games, 2010? According to PM-appointed Shunglu committee that submitted its report over a year ago recommended action against Lalli and then Doordarshan DG Aruna Sharma for their alleged roles in granting CWG broadcasting rights to UK-based SIS Live causing an estimated Rs 135-crore loss to the exchequer. Ms Sharma, a 1982 batch MP cadre IAS, was however repatriated to her parent cadre.
Ms Nandan’s official records in DoPT do not mention her Commonwealth tag and call her project director, Host Broadcaster Team in DD at a joint secretary level. But her ACC order notes she is “Project Director of the Host Broadcaster Team (HBT) Commonwealth Games, 2010 in Doordarshan”.
Earlier, she was director, and then joint secretary in the ministry of tourism before taking up this job under the ministry of information and broadcasting in November 2009. Ms Nandan is a post graduate in development management from Philippines.
Action and Appointmentsa) The government has approved the premature repatriation of Dev Raj Dev, a 1999 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS, from Bihar to Tamil Nadu. The order passed on April 17, 2012 said it would be effective from December 23, 2011.