New Delhi: Prasar Bharati board has appointed five new part-time members on that includes music composer Salim Merchant, BJP leader Shaina NC, media personality Sanjay Gupta, veteran journalist Ashok Tandon and corporate personality Alok Agarwal.
Prasar Bharati, in the process to fill nine vacant positions in its 13-member board, the members will be on the board that oversees the functioning of Doordarshan and the All India Radio. Tandon has also been the media advisor to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
A committee headed by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu chooses the names of those who are appointed on the Prasar Bharati board. These five names have been approved. However, there is still discussion on who will be the chairman.
According to the Prasar Bharati Act, there can be six part-time members on the board apart from other ex-officio members. With all previous members completing their terms, the only one part-time member on the board was actress Kajol.