| 16 Jun 2024
Less than half of Group A sanctioned posts filled in AIR and Doordarshan

NEW DELHI: Even as it has stressed the need for a manpower audit in view of technological upgradation, statistics show that only 30,093 of the 46,756 sanctioned posts have been filled in the cash-strapped Prasar Bharati.

Of the total, the filled posts in All India Radio (AIR) are 15,538 out of the sanctioned 26,129, while 14,555 posts have been filled out of the 20,627 sanctioned posts in Doordarshan.
In Group A, AIR has filled just 719 of the 2002 posts and DD has filled just 517 of the 1083 sanctioned strength.

After rigorous exercise, the Government had identified 3452 posts as essential category posts for filling up in Prasar Bharati. Out of these, 3067 posts that were identified by Government as essential category of posts in Prasar Bharati that need to be filled up through direct recruitment, have been revived.

A Special onetime dispensation was obtained to recruit these through Staff Selection Commission.

Prasar Bharati sources say Staff Selection Commission has already recommended 2367 candidates for appointment. Prasar Bharati is in the process of issuing appointment orders.

In addition, 38 middle/ senior level Programme posts have been revived for filling up on deputation basis.