NEW DELHI: Just two days after a surprise check by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar in Shastri Bhavan, a similar exercise has been undertaken to ensure punctuality in Doordarshan.
It is learnt that Javadekar who generally spends the first half in the Environment Ministry office in Pariyavaran Bhavan found around 100 officers and other staff missing when he turned up in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry early in the morning.
Taking a cue from this, four Deputy Director General level officers at Doordarshan have been asked to keep a check on the punctuality of officers.
Consequently, a surprise check was conducted in Doordarshan Bhawan on Thursday from 9:30 am onwards to find out the defaulters/late comers.
Doordarshan has already issued a circular to its employees to ensure punctuality.
During the surprise check, a very few late comers were found, and DD sources say that the employees appeared to have taken the cue from the surprise check done by Javadekar.
However Doordarshan is initiating action against all those who will be reported late, with more such surprise checks may be done in the future.