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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