Senior journalist Devulapalli Amar on Tuesday took charge as an advisor for national media and inter-state affairs to the Andhra Pradesh government.
52-year-old Devulapalli Amar, signed his appointment letter at the Information and Public Relations Commissioner office in Vijayawada.
Amar has 43 years of experience in Print and Electronic Media. He said that he will work towards communicating the welfare schemes of YSRCP government to the public.
He also said that he will work towards taking the concerns of Journalists to the state government.
According to reports, he has worked with various Telugu news outlets, including Andhra Prabha, Eenadu, Udayam, The Indian Express and Andhra Bhoomi.
At Andhra Prabha, he initially served as a staff correspondent and rose to the position of Assistant Editor.
Before taking charge, Amar has been hosting a show on Sakshi TV since 2014, which made him popular in the state.
Sakshi TV is owned by state Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and his wife, YS Bharati Reddy is the chairperson.
Amar was also awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Telugu University and Narla Foundation and has also played an active role in Journalist Unions.
He has served as President of the Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists twice and as Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Press Academy.
He is also a member of the Press Council of India.