Prelims 7722

Consider the following statements regarding Prasar Bharati Corporation:
1. It is a statutory organisation.
2. The Chairman and members are appointed by President.
3. It is under the control and supervision of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A.
1 and 2 only
B.
2 and 3 only
C.
3 only
D.
1 and 3 only
Explanation :
Prasar Bharati Corporation is a statutory organisation, as per the Prasar Bharati (Broadcast Corporation of India) Act of 1990.
The Prasar Bharati Corporation’s main objective is to provide autonomy to Doordarshan and Akashvani in order to “educate and entertain the publiC.”
Prasar Bharati is an autonomous corporation. The government has no part in the appointment. The Chairman and the other Members — except the ex-officio members, the nominated member and the elected members — shall be appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee.
The Act points out that the corporation would be under the “control and supervision” of the Prasar Bharati Board and not the Central government.

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