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Prasar Bharati gets five part-time members; new Chairman yet awaited

By IndianMandarins- 08 Jul 2020


Prasar Bharati has appointed five new part-time members on its boards including music composer Salim Merchant, BJP leader Shaina NC and media personality Sanjay Gupta after months of running at a truncated strength. However, there is still discussion on who will be the chairman.

Senior journalist Ashok Tandon and corporate personality Alok Agarwal have also been nominated that oversees the functioning of Doordarshan and the All India Radio. Tandon has also been the media advisor to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

A committee headed by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu chooses the names of those who are appointed on the Prasar Bharati board.

According to the Prasar Bharati Act, there can be six part-time members on the board apart from other ex-officio members. However, with members completing their terms, the only one part-time member on the board was actress Kajol.

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