1,150 vacancies to be filled in DD, AIR

In what is being considered a major recruitment drive, national broadcaster Prasar Bharati has been given the go-ahead to fill 1,150 vacancies in All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD) to rejuvenate their functioning.

“The government has approved the filling 1,150 posts in the programming and the technical wings of Doordarshan and All India Radio,” Prasar Bharati said in a statement here on Tuesday.

“These posts are part of the 3,452 essential category posts, which were approved by a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram in 2011,” it said.

“This is the first major infusion of new blood into Doordarshan and All India Radio after a period of 15 long years. This is the second biggest decision after the Cabinet approval for financial restructuring which included a waiver of Rs 12,071 crore,” said Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar.

The 1,150 posts include assistant station directors, engineering assistants, programme executives, transmission executives, technicians, camera persons, production assistants and administrative staff, officials said.

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