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Prasar Bharati appoints 55 persons for posts in AIR, DD says Chairperson Jawhar Sircar

Prasar Bharati appoints 55 persons for posts in AIR, DD says Chairperson Jawhar Sircar

To fill key positions in All India Radio and Doordarshan, public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has appointed the first batch of 55 persons.

New Delhi: To fill key positions in All India Radio and Doordarshan, public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has appointed the first batch of 55 persons.

"Prasar Bharati appoints 1st batch of 55 persons after 21 years! Took 3 years to win: 2000 PLUS units to man:17,000 posts vacant," said Prasar Bharati chairperson Jawhar Sircar in a tweet on Wednesday.

Sources said that the Public Broadcaster has been facing a manpower crunch but since there has been delay in the setting up of the Prasar Bharati Recruitment Board (PBRB), the selections were done by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

Officials said that among those recruited in the first batch are programme executives, transmission executives, engineering assistant and technicians etc who are vital to the functioning of the public broadcaster.

first published:March 11, 2015, 21:59 IST