Saturday, April 13, 2013

Meeting of Expert Committee on Prasar Bharati at Doordarshan Mumbai

The Conference room at Doordarshan Mumbai
Pritish Nandy & Shekhar kapur
Sam Pitroda and CEO Jawahar Sircar

The Government of India has set up an Expert Committee under the chairpersonship of Mr Sam Pitroda to review the functioning of Prasar Bharati. 

Sharmila Tagore Dr Gairola, Shekhar Kapoor & ADG Mukesh Sharma
The committee’s terms of reference include sustaining, strengthening and amplification of Prasar Bharati’s role as a public broadcaster, with a special reference to its relationship with Government, in the emerging context; a review of the status of implementation of recommendations made by various committees that have undertaken the study of Prasar Bharati, and suggesting a road map for enhancing Prasar Bharati's reach and potential; digitization of the archival material in the possession of Doordarshan and All India Radio, including material from the Independence Movement era, and the development of enabling infrastructure; use of new media to deliver digital content; ensuring a wider reach to a worldwide audience; and any other statutory issue.

Shabana Azmi & Pranjal sharma
 The committee has decided to study all relevant areas related to Prasar Bharati, viz., the Prasar Bharati-Government relationship, technology, business development, finance, HR & organisation, content & programming, archiving, presence on social and other new & emerging media platforms, global initiatives, regulatory mechanism, and comparison with other public service broadcasters.

Shabana Azmi ,Jawahar Sircar, Mukesh Sharma & Shekhar Kapur

Vikram Kaushik & Brig. Vam Hussein

  The Expert Committee met at Doordarshan Kendra Mumbai  on 1st April 2013.  Sharmila Tagore & Shabana Azmi, were special invitees. 

Nandita Das & sharmila Tagore
Others presented were...

  • Mr Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations - Chairman
  • Mrs. Asha Swarup, IAS(Retd) and former Secretary to the Govt. of India - Member
  • Dr B.k Gairola, Mission Director (e-Governance) - Member
  • Mr Shekhar Kapur, Member of the National Innovation Council - Member.
  • Prof M P Gupta, IIT Delhi - Member
  • Additional Secretary and nominated member on Prasar Bharati Board.
  • Vikram Kaushik, Business Strategist & Brand Advisor and Part-time Member on Prasar Bharati Board
  • Jawahar Sircar ,Chief Executive, Prasar Bharati - Member (Convener)                                               
    Sharmila Tagore, Sam Pitroda & CEO Prasar Bharti Jawahar Sircar in lighter vein...
  • 1 comment:

    1. It sounds like another great step for Prasar Bharati assuming a more credible status. It will be advisable that Doordarshan and Akashvani the two wings of Prasar Bharati assume the world's most reliable sources of information. They shoud not only focus on Independence Movement, but also explore and place before the world what the land of oldest thikers has to offer to the world. Best wishes