DELHI: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry wants the
post of Member (Finance) in Prasar Bharati to be filled as
expeditiously as possible, if the pubcaster has to embark
on a path of change in financial and administrative reforms.
Ministry has therefore written to the Union Cabinet seeking
its approval in this regard, since this post has been vacant
for over three months since the last incumbent A K Jain was
Group of Ministers (GoM) on Prasar Bharati had recommended
that the Board of Prasar Bharati should have younger members.
GoM had suggested that the upper age limit for Member (Finance)
should be brought down from 60 to 55 years. The Cabinet had
asked the ministry to reconsider the GoM's recommendation.
sources said the direction given by the GoM for financial
restructuring of the pubcaster could not be implemented unless
there was a specialised personnel for handling finances.