Advertisement


Advertisement

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Help I&B Ministry proposes amendments to curtail Prasar Bharati CEO
Advertisement
#1
NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Ministry has sent a note proposing amendments to the Prasar Bharati Act which will considerably curtail the powers of the CEO of the public broadcaster.

"The need to amend the Act had been felt after the Shunglu Committee pointed to irregularities during the tenure of former CEO B S Lalli. A Group of Ministers had recommended that the Act be modified and the relations between the ministry and Prasar Bharati be relooked," a top official said.

As per the amendments, the process of removal of the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati will be made less tougher.

"A board which would consist of the office of the Vice President, the Chairperson of Press council of India and the Minister of Information and Broadcasting would have the powers to appoint and also remove the Prasar Bharati CEO," the official said.

As per the present Act, the Prasar Bharati CEO cannot be removed without the consent of the President and the Supreme Court, the official said.

After the amendments, "grounds of inefficiency" would also be included as a reason for which the CEO could be removed, the official said.

Another amendment the ministry proposes is to reduce the eligibility age of the Prasar Bharati board members to 55 years from the current 62. "The idea is to get in more young blood", the official said adding the minimum age for the Chairperson and the CEO have been kept intact as per the previous act.

Source: The Economic Times

Reply
Thanks given by:
Advertisement
Advertisement




Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  General News: Prasar Bharati launches new channel DD Retro nairrk 0 351 04-13-2020, 02:23 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Prasar Bharati to sell vacant DD Free Dish MPEG-2 slots through 42nd e-auction nairrk 0 236 11-06-2019, 12:28 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Prasar Bharati to conduct 40th e-auction for allotting DD Free Dish slots... nairrk 0 378 05-04-2019, 07:01 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  Update: Prasar Bharati invites applications to allot Bucket R1 MPEG-2 slots of DD Free Dish nairrk 0 493 04-08-2019, 09:53 AM
Last Post: nairrk
  DTH Updates: Prasar Bharati launches 11 state DD channels on DD Free Dish nairrk 0 457 03-10-2019, 06:46 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Prasar Bharati to apprise I&B about pros and cons of DD Free Dish auction policy nairrk 0 626 05-15-2018, 01:38 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Prasar Bharati's policy on DD Free Dish to be out soon nairrk 0 619 04-16-2018, 07:02 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Disney proposes to buy Sky News to allow 21CF to complete Sky takeover nairrk 0 664 04-04-2018, 07:02 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Prasar Bharati to shut analogue terrestrial transmission in 19 cities in Dec nairrk 0 657 12-06-2017, 06:49 PM
Last Post: nairrk
  General News: Discovery-like Doordarshan channel recommended to environment ministry nairrk 0 1,224 10-21-2017, 07:41 AM
Last Post: nairrk

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
Advertisement