The new government at the Centre will retain the autonomy of Prasar Bharati, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
It was established through an act which safeguards its autonomy, he said after launching state-of-the-art high-definition DSNG vans at Doordarshan Bhawan here.
"Our view is clear that the autonomy of Prasar Bharati is important, it is by the law. And this law came into existence after Emergency, so that there was no danger to the autonomy of the public service broadcaster." @mediasurya @shashidigital @raj3eev pic.twitter.com/ttgW0eXQLB
— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) June 4, 2019
“Autonomy of the Prasar Bharati is important. We will retain it… We want Prasar Bharati to work smoothly and bring new programmes and find new dimensions,” Javadekar said.
The minister lauded public broadcasters DD and All India Radio (AIR) for their credible programmes and coverage and asked officials to promote channels like DD Bharati.