Cabinet clears amendments to the Prasar Bharati Bill

  • Union Cabinet has cleared the proposal to make some official amendments to the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010 pending in Rajya Sabha in Parliament. One of the amendments is to Section 11(2) of the Act to make the status of the Prasar Bharati employees clear.
  • Now words and until their retirement have been added at the end of the section, which would make the status of the employees recruited between November 23, 1997 and October 5, 2007, as on deemed deputation to Prasar Bharati till their retirement absolutely clear and unambiguous.
  • The Cabinet also approved the action taken on the recommendations made in the Eighteenth Report on Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010 of the Standing Committee on Information Technology. The Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010Bill 2010 had been introduced in the Rajya Sabha in August, 2010.

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