Shri D.C. Gupta working as Accountant at Marketing Division, Hyderabad will be retiring from service on 31st October, 2011. He has joined the service on 24.10.1970 as LDC at All India Radio, Hyderabad. He was promoted as UDC in 1983 and as Accountant in 1997. He has wokred at Doordarshan, Hyderabad and AIR, Warangal also. He is due for another promotion and would have become Administrative Officer but due to the delay in Administrative Procedure, he could not get the promotion. All the administrative staff of All India Radio and Doordarshan wish him a happy and peaceful retired life.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Shri Uday K Varma, who had earlier served as Special Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, is tipped to succeed Raghu Menon as Secretary even as orders came promoting Supriya Sahu as the Joint Secretary (Broadcasting) in the Ministry. Varma is a senior Indian Administrative Service Officer from Madhya Pradesh belonging to the 1976 batch. He is presently serving as Secretary in the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Ministry. After Raghu Menon demitted office on superannuation, Culture Secretary Jawahar Sircar was given additional charge of the post. Sahu is also an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1991 batch from Tamil Nadu. She has until now been Director (Broadcasting) in the same Ministry. Sahu will be replacing Arvind Kumar, who has been appointed as the new chief vigilance officer (CVO) of National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC), though he has been asked to continue in I&B Ministry 'until further orders'. Sahu had earlier been the District Collector of Nilgiris district, where she was the force behind the 'Say no to plastics' campaign to protect the eco-system of the hill station Ooty. Before that, she held the post of Additional Collector of Vellore district.
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has sought the Government's response on the petition filed by employees’ associations challenging their de-recognition by Prasar Bharati. A bench comprising Member Judicial Meera Chhibber and Member Administration Dr A K Misra directed the government to reply by 17 October on the plea of the employees for de-recognizing their unions. The three petitioners - Association of Radio and TV Engineering Employees (ARTEE), AIR and DD Technical Employees Association, and the Programme Staff Association had approached CAT after Justice S. Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court earlier this week said all matters under service rules should first be heard by the Tribunal and only an appeal can come to the Court. The Associations had last week approached the Delhi High Court challenging the office order of 8 September de-recognizing all associations. The Court heard the matter for three days. The petitioners have alleged that Prasar Bharati had not only de-recognized their associations but also transferred 500-odd employees including 24 office bearers of various associations to different parts across the country. According to the petitioners, nine associations of employees were formally recognized by the management and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry which has been talking to their representatives on various issues. However, the order of 8 September said no association of employees of the Pubcaster is recognized and, therefore, no employee can be given preferential treatment.It further said all employees are to be treated in a fair and transparent manner and nullified an earlier order issued by Director General of All India Radio on 18 December 2008. In addition to the Union of India, the Secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Prasar Bharati Chairperson, and nominated member and officiating CEO have been named as respondents in the petition.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Law Ministry has cleared the ordinance aimed at doing away with the complicated procedure to remove the top officials of the Prasar Bharati Corporation, which controls the public broadcasters – All India Radio and Doordarshan. The Law Ministry has given its go ahead to the I&B Ministry ordinance on Prasar Bharati. The ordinance provides for giving the appointing authority powers to remove top officials. Fresh grounds of removal include indiscipline and ineffective functioning. This is the second change made in this law by the UPA government. It had restricted the tenure of the Prasar Bharati chairman to three years.