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Prasar Bharati adopts standard operating procedure; admits irregularities

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NEW DELHI: A standard operating procedure has been put into place to strengthen the commissioning procedure following complaints of irregularities in Doordarshan’s Urdu and Kashir (Kashmir) channels.



 

Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources told indiantelevision.com that the aim was to ensure that the gaps are filled and the whole process becomes more transparent.

While declining to give details, the DD sources said that a procedure had been devised for multi-layer examination of every proposal so that any mischief or irregularity at one level can be detected when it goes to the next level and ultimately to the Empowered Committee headed by the Director General herself.

 According to Prasar Bharati there have been some allegations of irregularities in the production of programmes and outsourcing them, mainly regarding the in-house productions done at DD Kendra in Srinagar for telecast on the DD Kashir channel.



 

Some complaints had also been received about DD Urdu programmes and the sources said Prasar Bharati had informed the Ministry that these needed further examination.  



DD Kashir was pitched as an exclusive platform catering to the population of Jammu & Kashmir to bridge the gap between Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of the country.



 

Besides programmes in Urdu language, programmes in other regional languages like Pahari, Gojri, Balti, Hindi, Punjabi and Pushto are also being produced and telecast on Kashir.

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