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DTH scam: Whistleblowers awarded with transfer orders

Prasar Bharati board member (personnel) Shiv Kumar was asked to vacate his official residence the day his tenure ended on October 28 this year. Officially, he could have stayed there till December 2011. But he had to vacate his house on the midnight of his last day in office. But Prasar Bharati officiating CEO Rajiv Takru clarified the order to vacate his official residence came from the finance ministry.

Doordarshan and All India Radio employees who opposed the decision of hiring equipment for the DTH facility and outsourcing work to private parties were shunted out of Delhi in September.

Some of them were even transferred before they completed their fixed tenure. Anil Kumar S., engineering assistant and chairman of the National Federation of Akashvani and Doordarshan Employees, was transferred to Rewa in MP. Umesh Chandra, another office-bearer of the union, was transferred to Kargil. Kulbhushan Bhatia, secretary general of the association, was transferred to Kota while vice-chairman Sanjay Kumar was packed to Shillong as punishment posting.

Takru said they were transferred for overstaying at one place for more than a decade. “They were not transferred for raising the DTH issue but because the association interfered in the management’s functioning. They had all been threatening the management because of the clout the employees’ union used to enjoy.”

Source: IndiaToday.in

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