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Delhi HC orders CVC inquiry into Prasar Bharati issue

Last Updated: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 13:55

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday
ordered a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) inquiry into
alleged financial irregularities in Prasar Bharati Corporation
and appointed a former judge to supervise Board meetings of
the public broadcaster.

A bench headed by Chief Justice AP Shah directed the
Board to convene its meeting within 15 days.

The bench, also comprising Justice Manmohan, passed
the order after the government failed to bring reconciliation
between the Chairman of the Board, Arun Bhatnagar, and CEO BS
Lalli, who have been at loggerheads.

The court said that day-to-day work of the Public
Broadcaster would be handled by the CEO, Member (Finance) and
Member (Personnel) of the Board.

The court on July 24 had said that it would pass an
interim order for proper functioning of Prasar Bharati.

The Chairman had contended that the allegations of
financial irregularities must be investigated by the CVC as no
internal audit has been done in the organisation for the past
several years.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, July 27, 2009 - 13:55

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