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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 12:57 AM IST

Govt mulling Kajol as board member for Prasar Bharti

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New Delhi: Bollywood star Kajol (in pic), singer Anoop Jalota, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s media advisor Ashok Tandon and journalist Minhaz Merchant are learnt to be on the list of seven persons from which new part-time members for the Prasar Bharati Board would be chosen.

According to sources, the Ministry of Home Affairs has recently given security clearance to the list of seven names that had been forwarded to it by the Information and Broadcasting ministry. These persons are being considered for appointment as part-time board members of the public broadcaster.

According to the Prasar Bharati Act, its board is to have six part-time members and presently there are four vacancies.

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These names will now be sent to a committee, headed by Vice-President Hamid Ansari and comprising the information and broadcasting secretary and the chairman of the Press Council of India.

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Published on: Friday, June 19, 2015, 12:02 AM IST
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