Senior bureaucrat Neelam Kapoor was appointed director general of the Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Kapoor, a 1982 batch officer of the Indian Information Service (IIS), is at present the Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved her appointment to the post till her superannuation, i.e. July 31, 2019.
Kapoor was the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau in the UPA government. As PIB chief, she was in-charge of information officers attached to every central government ministry.