Veena Jain has been appointed as a director general (DG) of news in Doordarshan in place of Akshay Rout, who was officiating as DD news DG. Additionally, Jain has also been asked to hold charge as an officer on special duty in the Ministry of New Media Wing and Social Media Cell. She will report to the ministry for all purposes. Jain has also been promoted to the Selection Grade of IIS Group A. She is currently posted as additional director general in the news services division of All India Radio. Prior to this, she was serving as director of publications division.