CAT refuses to review its order sacking DD News scribes

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.

PTI



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