Monday, January 3, 2011


According to a decision taken at the Prasar Bharti Board meeting, Shri Takru, who is the Additional Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, would be the officiating CEO for the interim period till an inquiry against Shri Lalli ordered by the Supreme Court is completed. The Board resolved that Takru, who is a nominated member of the board, "may exercise all such powers and discharge all such functions vested with the Chief Executive Officer until further directions of the board and work continually under the overall direction, control and supervision of the Chairperson," a press statement said. Takru, an IAS officer of 1979 batch, has earlier served as Director General of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) under the Ministry of Textiles. With an aim of streamlining the functioning of the national broadcaster, the Board also formed five committees dealing with the subjects of finance, personnel, production and content, project monitoring and implementation and strategy and vision, said the statement issued by the Chairman's office.

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