Sahu, who has been the DG since 2016, had to complete her term on June 28, 2019.
The letter was sent to additional secretary in the ministry, P K Triptahi, in which Khare said the process of filling up the post of director general in Doordarshan is likely to take more time.
He wrote: "Therefore, this matter has been discussed with Prasar Bharati and with the approval of the minister of information and broadcasting, it is proposed that the competent authority may consider granting three months extension to Supriya Sahu as director general, Doordarshan, with effect from June 29, 2019."\
The DG post in Doordarshan is governed by the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Director General (Akashvani) and Director General (Doordarshan) (Recruitment) Regulations, 2001.
Khare said, "As per practice, the appointment of director general, Doordarshan is done with the approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet after approval of the Information and Broadcasting minister".