Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Shri P. Raja Rao, Station Director, All India Radio, Hyderabad is retiring from service on 31.05.2012.  Shri Rao worked at various stations of AIR during his 32 years of service.  A person known for his dynamic and bold decisions never yielded to any pressures nor compromised in taking staff welfare measures.  Under his chairmanship the JEC meetings in respect of Administrative staff were conducted and postings taken place at fastest pace in the history of JEC.  The ADASA members have expressed their heartfelt satisfaction for the services he rendered as Head of JEC, though it is for a shorter version.  We wish him a happy and peaceful retired life.    

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Shri P. Ramesh, Administrative Officer working at All India Radio, Hyderabad will be retiring from service on 31.05.2012.  Shri Ramesh has joined the service in 1977 as LDC at AIR, Hyderabad.  He got promotion as UDC in 1986 and as Head Clerk in 1991.  He was promoted as Administrative Officer in 2009. He has worked at both AIR & Doordarshan of Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool  in various capacities. ADASA wishes him a happy and peaceful retired life. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Based on recommendations of a group of ministers (GoM), the I&B ministry is planning several amendments in the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990 which include omitting provisions for constitution of a Broadcasting Council and a separate Parliamentary Committee for Prasar Bharati. "The Ministry has prepared a Cabinet note on various recommendations of the GoM and circulated the same for inter ministerial consultation," Minister of State in the I&B Ministry Shri S Jagathrakshakan said on Tuesday in a statement tabled in the Lok Sabha.

"Besides the GoM recommendations on financial and manpower issues of Prasar Bharati, the Cabinet Note contained certain legislative proposals relating to amendments to the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990, as suggested by the GoM," he said. Jagathrakshakan gave details of the action taken by his ministry on recommendations made by the Standing Committee on Information and Technology in its 22nd report on Demand for Grants (2011-12) for the I&B ministry.

Jagthrakshakan said that the I&B ministry was also issuing another Cabinet note on financial restructuring of the Prasar Bharati and filling up of essential posts, following recommendations of the GoM. He said the GoM had made several recommendations regarding Prasar Bharati including the composition of the board, the procedure for appointment, removal and tenures of chairperson and the members, the power of government to issue directions to Prasar Bharati.

"Based on the recommendations of the GoM, Ministry has initiated action for carrying out amendments to the PB (Prasar Bharati) Act in consultation with the Ministry of Law and Justice," the minister said.  He also said that the I&B ministry was trying to set up mechanisms so that it can utilise its funds better and all major activities of the ministry were being monitored.
Source: PTI

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has refused to release grants for the fiscal year 2012-2013 as audited accounts have not emerged from Prasar Bharati for the past two years, according to The Economic Times. India's public broadcaster Prasar Bharati may run out of money for operational costs and salaries in two months time, after a long running accounting spat has led the government to hold back funding. The disagreement between two senior executives over the accounts for fiscal 2009-2010 raged for over a year before the appointment of Shri Sircar in February 2012. The battle has involved court proceedings and allegations of corruption.