Prasar Bharati set to shed staff in DD and AIR?
New Delhi: Doordarshan and All India Radio could soon become organisations with lean work force as the Prasar Bharati Board is set to consider right-sizing of employees of these institutions at a meeting on Monday.
The contentious proposal is backed by the I&B ministry but was rejected by the Board in its meeting held in February.
According to official sources, the Board is expected to examine the suggestions from the I&B ministry to let go off its contractual staff -- casual, contractual and consultants -- as the organisation is overstaffed. A sizeable number of employees, both in Doordarshan and AIR , work on contract basis. “The proposal was earlier brought up before the Board in its last meeting held on February 15. However, the proposal was not cleared by the Board after strong exception to the wording of a direction to terminate the services of all contractual employees,” the sources said.