The proposal for financial restructuring of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati is likely to come up in the Cabinet on Thursday. Among the pending issues that are likely to be resolved is recruitment to fill over 14,200 positions in Doordarshan and AIR and exploring options for revenue generation. Based on the recommendations of the group of ministers, the I&B ministry has moved a Cabinet note to allow for recruitment to essential posts in Prasar Bharati. The GoM was of the view that recommendations of the National Productivity Council may be delinked from the proposal to fill 3,400 essential category posts in Prasar Bharati. The organization is also suffering from a revenue gap to the tune of Rs 1,400 crore annually and is heavily dependent on government financing.
Source: Times of India