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Govt sets up panel with Pitroda as head to review Prasar Bharati role

Posted on Jan 30, 09:37AM | UNI

New Delhi, Jan 29 : Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati's role, its relationship with the Government and its institutional framework will be reviewed by an experts committee set up by the Government

The committee will be headed by Adviser to the Prime Minister Sam Pitroda, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said here today announcing the formation of the panel

The Experts panel has been tasked with suggesting measures to sustain, strengthen and amplify Prasar Bharati's role as a Public Broadcaster with special reference to its relationship with Government in the emerging context. Besides, it would review the status of implementation of the recommendations made by various committees regarding Prasar Bharati, namely, the Sengupta committee, the Bakshi Committee and the Narayanamurthy committee and suggest a road map ahead for enhancing the reach and potential of Prasar Bharati. The committee would also make recommendation on ways to digitise the archival material in the possession of Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR) including material from Independence Movement era, and develop enabling infrastructure, in the form of data digitalisation systems, data centers and networks etc. It would also suggest ways of using the new media to deliver digital content - both in broadcast mode (DTH) and in a demand-based mode (Free on social media like You-Tube, and on payment through IPTV).