CAT refuses to review its order sacking DD News scribes
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Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011, 15:28
New Delhi: The Central Administrative Tribunal Friday refused to review its earlier order quashing the appointment of 25 Doordarshan News anchors and reporters on the grounds of irregularities in their appointment.

A CAT bench headed by chairman V K Bali refused to review its earlier order given in September last.

The CAT had quashed the appointment of 25 news anchors and reporters posted at Doordarshan News, saying the public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had committed "irregularities" to favour some candidates to get into DD News.

The tribunal had found that rules for appointment were changed arbitrarily at the last moment at the interview stage to favour some candidates who did not perform well in the written test.

Hearing a petition filed by journalist Harikesh Bahadur Singh, working with DD News channel, it had noted that the number of journalists to be called for interview had been increased from 30 to 35 to accommodate Yashvi Tirath (daughter of Union Minister Krishna Tirath) who ranked 33 in the written exam.

The petitioner had alleged that the recruitment process in Prasar Bharati was not fair and candidates were selected on the basis of political considerations.


First Published: Friday, February 11, 2011, 15:28

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