Producers' outstandings to DD nearly Rs 1.7 billion

NEW DELHI: As on 31 March, 2002, the outstanding dues owed to national broadcaster Doordarshan from various producers and agencies stood at Rs 1692.8 million, according to documents which were laid on the tables of Parliament just before it was adjourned sine die earlier this week. 

It is not clear how much of this outstanding has been recovered by Prasar Bharati, overseeing the functioning of DD and All India Radio till date and which are the disputed cases. For example, Sanjay Khan's Numero Uno and Nimbus Communications have claimed that the outstanding against them are part of disputed amount and DD is yet to settle the matter. Ditto for Creative Eye.

The Prasar Bharati board, which met earlier this week, also took note of the outstandings but have not yet taken a final decision on the matter as to how the recoveries are to be made. Still, the details of the outstanding, as per documents available with, are as follows:

Aaliya Productions: Rs 6 million

Advance Network: Rs 21.3 million

Advision Multimedia: Rs 1.7 million

Anand Advertising: Rs 14 million

Asian Ad Age: Rs 2.7 million 

B4U Multimedia: Rs 19.7 million 

Balaji Telefilms: Rs 11.1 million 

Bidhan Advertising: Rs 1.1 million 

Cinema Vision: Rs 3.5 million 

Clarion: Rs 600,000 

Concept Advertsing: Rs 18.8 million 

Copy Desk: Rs 4.5 million 

Corrum Communications: Rs 1.8 million 

Creative Channel: Rs 2.8 million

Creative Eye: Rs 120 million 

Drishty India: Rs 29.4 million 

Fame Communications: Rs 107.4 million

Film City: Rs 2.6 million

Film Craft: Rs 64.7 million 

First Option Telefilms: Rs 4.1 million

Future Communication: Rs 1.1 million

G.N. Communications: Rs 2.5 million

Global Entertainers: Rs 9.3 million

Government of Delhi: Rs 600,000 

Guruji Advertisers: Rs 8.5 million

HMT: Rs 300,000 

HTA: Rs 2.5 million

Innovision Film & TV: Rs 2.5 million

Jaya Advertising: Rs 4.9 million

Joslin Communications: Rs 4.2 million

Kine Scope: Rs 7 million

KLI: Rs 7 million

Lehar Publicity Service: Rs 2.8 million

Magic Box: Rs 1.1 million

Magna Vision: Rs 10.8 million

Market Movers: Rs 31.1 million

Maya Entertainment: Rs 17 million

MBM: Rs 16.3 million

Media Asia: Rs 14.6 million

Moulis Advertising: Rs 200,000 

Multichannel: Rs 110.2 million

Neerja Films: Rs 2.5 million

Network 7: Rs 2 million

NFDC: Rs 470 million

Nimbus Communications: Rs 61.2 million

Numero Uno: Rs 103 million

PNC: Rs 15.4 million

PAS International: Rs 5.7 million

Pinky Advertsing: Rs 9.1 million

Plus Channel: Rs 101.2 million

Prime Time Media: Rs 2 million

Radha Publicity: Rs 1.6 million

Sagar Enterprises: Rs 59 million

Samvaad: Rs 4.9 million

Shree Madhav: Rs 115.6 million

Stargazer: Rs 1.3 million

Tracer Advertising: Rs 3.3 million

Translink TV: Rs 2.4 million

Triton Communications: Rs 3.1 million

Universal: Rs 7.3 million

Uranus: Rs 4.6 million

Vigyapan: Rs 300,000 

W.D. Consumer: Rs 800,000 

World Media: Rs 13.2 million

Worldcom M/M: Rs 5.8 million

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