THE CASE ON 4200 GP TO UDCs (NFG) AT HON'BLE PRINCIPL BENCH IS POSTED FOR 23RD NOVEMBER

Thursday, April 19, 2012

RECOVERY OF ARREARS ON MACP TO IN-ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES KEPT IN ABEYANCE

The matter pertaining to recovery of MACP arrears granted to in-eligible employees is referred to Ministry of I & B and DOPT by Prasar Bharati keeping the earlier orders for recovery in abeyance. However, it goes without saying that the wrong fixations are to be revised forthwith to avoid accumulation of recoveries. It is observed that unity of command is lacking between Prasar Bharati secretariat and Directorates as it is evident from the two different  instructions on the same issue by PB Secretariat and Directorates.  It is not clear what pressures made the PB Secretariat to refer the matter again to Ministry and DOPT  inspite of the fact that the benefit of MACPs has been extended to in-eligible employees in the light of instructions issued by DOPT.  


Saturday, April 7, 2012

PARLIAMENT PANEL SOUNDS ALERT ON EXPENDITURE OF PRASAR BHARATI

 With expendi-ture consistently overshooting earnings by a wide margin, public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is in danger of a complete erosion of its reserves, making it a financial liability for the government. In the past four years, against average annual earnings of R1,100 crore, Prasar Bharati has posted an average deficit of R1,500 crore, prompting a parliamentary panel to demand steps to raise revenues to meet operational costs and set its house in order.

As a result, Prasar Bharati has initiated several steps under its new CEO Jawahar Sircar, sources said. These include hiving off the archives divisions of All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD) into a special purpose vehicle (SPV), sharing infrastructure of AIR and DD including towers, land and buildings with private operators including telecom players on a licence basis and providing value-added services like IVRS and SMS to consumers, among others.


Source: Financial Express