Lok Sabha TV, Rajya Sabha TV channels merged as ‘Sansad TV’

Rajya Sabha TV and Lok Sabha TV, the respective TV channels of the two Houses-of-Parliament, have merged into Sansad TV.

Although the merger into a single brand was reported in June 2020, the official announcement was made on Monday by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat’s office.

With this new merger, a few top-level executive changes have also been made, particularly concerning the post of Chief Executive Officer. Ravi Capoor, IAS, has been appointed as the CEO of Sansad TV for a period of one year.

Ravi Capoor, the 1986-batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, was serving as the Secretary of the Ministry of Textiles. He has also served as Additional-Chief-Secretary (ACS), Assam for four years started 2016. He was in-charge of Mines & Minerals, Forest & Environment and Public Enterprises Department in the capacity of ACS.

Capoor also held the portfolios of Industry and Commerce from 2011-16. He worked as Executive Director, Petroleum Conservation Research Association and Director in the Ministry of Petroleum from 2004-08. Besides this, he has worked internationally in the World Bank, EU and UN.

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