gives DD chief extension
(Posted on 1 January 2:45 pm)
no permanent replacement for outgoing Prasar Bharati acting
CEO R.R. Shah being located even as his term expires, the
Indian government has decided to continue with him for the
next six months or until his replacement was found. There
was speculation within television circles that Shah's days
were numbered as the government had put vice-president Krishna
Kant in charge of a hunt for the chairman of the Prasar
Bharati and the CEO and other board members.
Shah's term came to an end on 31 December but with the extension
being given to him, he can breathe easy for the next six
months. He holds the rank of special secretary in the information
and broadcasting ministry.
term will now close in mid-2001 which will coincide with
Discovery India's managing director Kiran Karnik deadline
from the company. Despite a denial from I&B minister Sushma
Swaraj on Karnik's candidature one may still see him at
the helm of affairs of the Prasar Bharati.
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