There are nearly 8,469 vacancies in All India Radio and 5,753 posts vacant in Doordarshan and the shortage of staff was affecting the functioning of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry today said. "There are approximately 8,469 posts vacant in All India Radio and 5,753 posts vacant in Doordarshan in various categories. These vacancies have arisen due to retirement, resignation and death of officers/staff," Minister of state in the I&B ministry C M Jatua said.
"The shortage of staff has affected the functioning of Prasar Bharati," he said in response to a question in Lok Sabha. Jatua also said the proposal for setting up of Prasar Bharati Recruitment Board for recruiting employees and for framing recruitment Registrations Rules in respect of Prasar Bharati employees is under inter-ministerial consultation. "Prasar Bharati recruitment can commence as soon as these are approved," Jatua said.