Cabinet to take up changes in Prasar Bharati Bill
The union cabinet is likely to discuss tomorrow a proposal to make amendments in the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Bill 2010 in view of the recommendations given by the standing committee on the information technology.
"It is expected to be discussed in Tuesday's cabinet meeting,"a source said.
The provisions the cabinet would discuss would largely relate to recruitment rules and service conditions of Prasar Bharati employees.
At the inception of Prasar Bharati, employees had been absorbed from All India Radio and Doordarshan but had been given the status of employees on "deemed deputation" till their retirement.
The employees under this category had expressed apprehension about their promotional prospects, especially in relation to those who were directly recruited for Prasar Bharati.
The standing committee had said that the concerns of the employees about their promotional prospects should be taken care of.
The standing committee had recommended that in the recruitment rules and service conditions of employees of Prasar Bharati, it should be made absolutely clear that the employees on deemed deputation are senior to Prasar Bharati employees and it would not affect their promotional prospects.
The standing committee had also made recommendations on the financial structuring of the Prasar Bharati in its report.
Two agreements proposed to be signed with the Maldives are also expected to be taken up at the meeting.