New Delhi, June 07: A storm has erupted on the social media after former Prasar Bharti CEO Jawhar Sirkcar shared a morphed image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The image shared by Sircar showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing before Nita Ambani. “Wish fellow parliamentarians and others in politics also received such courtesy and bonhomie-from their permanently-scowling PM. In a mature democracy, we would know the two way relationship, favours, transactions. Some day, history will tell us.”
New Delhi, Apr 16: At a press conference in Mangaluru, an announcer at the All India Radio, Manohar Kadri said that the new policy of Prasar Bharti would affect the regional programmes and the reduction of the local content is a threat to the employment of announcers.
Reacting strongly to these claims, the CEO of Prasar Bharti, Shashi Shekhar said that there is no truth to these claims. He made it abundantly clear that there is no such policy or decision or instruction. He further explained that content reforms in Akashvani are a continuous process with a focus on quality and on meaningful utilisation of public funds. It has become habitual for certain vested interests to misrepresent facts. Local programming will continue to nurture local talent and fresh voices, he also said.
New Delhi, July 01: Prasar Bharti has said that taking into view the conduct by PTI, it was reviewing the need for continued relationship with the news agency and a decision in this regard would be conveyed soon. In a letter to PTI, Prasar Bharti has said that, the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990, in Section 12 sub-section 2(a)mandates that the Public Broadcaster in the discharge of its functions be guided by the objective of upholding the unity and integrity of the country.
The recent appointment of a just-retired bureaucrat, Sunil Arora, as an adviser to Prasar Bharti, the public broadcaster, has been questioned by many on social media.
The twitterati point out that Arora had figured in the Niira Radia tapes in at least three conversations with the now infamous lobbyist.
Among other allegations against him is that he passed on to former Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, through Niira Radia, pointers on the airline industry that he could use during his meeting with the then prime minister Manmohan Singh.