NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Prasar Bharati recruitment board (PBRB) had not been constituted even though Prasar Bharati came into force in 1997. But now, the inter-ministerial consultation on the issue is complete.
He said in the Rajya Sabha that the constitution of the PBRB could not be taken up till 2010 due to resistance of employees against absorption in the Prasar Bharati Corporation and consequent uncertainty in the status of employees.
The Prasar Bharati Act 1990 was amended in January 2012 thereby settling the status of employees of Prasar Bharati.
Prasar Bharati forwarded a proposal for framing rules of PBRB for approval of Government in July 2010 which was subsequently revised by Prasar Bharati in May 2012.
The Ministry is in the process of creation of posts of chairperson and members of PBRB. However, he said tentative time for constitution of PBRB could not be given at this stage.