DELHI: Even as the pubcaster gears up with programmes to mark
the International Womens Day, it has admitted that women
employees account for a mere 9.8 per cent in Doordarshan and
9.3 per cent in All India Radio (AIR).
and Broadcasting Ministry sources have also told indiantelevision.com
that there are no plans at present to reserve posts for women
in Prasar Bharati.
government had recently approved revival of 1150 posts in
the pubcaster to meet urgent requirements.
there have been no fresh recruitments and AIR, which had 8462
vacancies in various categories three months earlier, now
has 10081 vacancies. Doordarshan has 6186 vacant posts in
the various categories.
vacancies arose due to retirements, resignations, deaths etc
since the establishment of Prasar Bharati on 15 September
1997, and there have been no fresh recruitments.
Government has also granted approval for undertaking recruitment
against Group B and C posts through the Staff Selection Commission
as a one-time dispensation to fill critical posts expeditiously.
AIR, there are 1362 vacancies in Group A, 1,584 in Group B,
4863 in Group C and 2272 in group D.
Doordarshan, 724 posts are vacant in Group A, 1140 in Group
B, 2871 in Group C, and 1451 in Group D.
presenters were being booked by AIR stations on assignment
basis for six to seven days
last year, a Parliamentary Committee had noted that AIR and
Doordarshan have a total staff strength of 33,800 against
a total sanctioned strength of 48,022, leaving a gap of 14222
posts. The most critically affected areas are the Programme
Wing and the News Services Division (AIR)/DD News.
existing strength in the Programme Wing is just 6108 out of
the total sanctioned strength of 10679, leaving the gap of
4571. Similarly, in NSD/News, there are 146 vacancies in the
sanctioned strength of 379 with the present strength at 255.
Standing Committee of Parliament on Information Technology
which examines issues relating to I&B also regretted that
Prasar Bharati had failed to live up to the assurance given
by then Prasar Bharati CEO that the Recruitment Boards for
Prasar Bharati would be set up by 31 March 2011.
Committee had been informed that the notification with regard
to setting up of Recruitment Board is under inter-Ministerial
consultation. The Committee was given to understand that there
are still some issues to be resolved between the Ministry/Department
of Expenditure and the Department of Personnel.
Prasar Bharati is an autonomous body albeit supported by the
Government, both UPSC and SSC have refused to select for a
proposal for setting up a Prasar Bharati Recruitment Board
was approved by Prasar Bharati Board on 21 July 2010 and discussed
in the Ministry and a final proposal was referred to the Department
of Personnel and Training on 15 February 2011. DOP&T concurred
with the proposal in June 2011 and the comments of the Department
of Expenditure (DOE) were also received on 28 September last
year. The DoE had requested that a separate proposal be formulated
for creation of posts for the secretariat of Prasar Bharati
Recruitment Board and also requested for drafting of agreement
containing terms and conditions of the members of the Board.
had been done and the proposal sent to DoE in February 2012
and has now been forwarded to the Law Ministry.