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Pubcaster breaks bureaucratic shackles; hires new recruits

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NEW DELHI: After struggling for almost 25 years, the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has finally broken the bureaucratic shackles and started the process of completing 2,367 fresh recruitments for different posts in All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD).

 

The Group of Ministers attached to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, which had gone into issues relating to the pubcaster had earlier recommended a total of 3,452 posts that needed to be filled on an immediate basis.

 

Of the total recruits, 120 persons have been shortlisted for immediate training at the National Academy for Broadcast Media set up by Prasar Bharati in north Delhi.

 

These new recruits were addressed by Prasar Bharati chairman Surya Prakash, eminent communicator Kiran Karnik, Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar, and senior advisor VAM Hussain to generally acquaint them with the kind of challenges ahead of them.

 

Speaking of the role of the public broadcaster, Sircar said that both AIR and DD had helped in knitting the people of the country.

 

Pubcaster sources told Indiantelevision.com that the new recruits were being given induction training in batches of 55 at a time.

 

Sources also said that the induction training for each group would last around nine weeks.

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