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Organisation

The Prasar Bharati Board functions at the apex level ensuring formulation and implementation of the policies of the organization and fulfillment of the mandate in terms of the Prasar Bharati Act, 1990. The Executive Member functions as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Corporation. Officers from different streams working in the Prasar Bharati Secretariat assist the CEO, Member (Finance) and Member (Personnel) in integrating actions, operations, plans and policy implementation as well as look after the budget, accounts and general financial matters of the Corporation.

 Prasar Bharati Marketing offices located at Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Jallandhar, look after the marketing activities of both All India Radio and Doordarshan.

Prasar Bharati also has a unified vigilance set up at the headquarters, headed by a Chief Vigilance Officer. 

The Director General heads the Directorate of All India Radio.

 

ALL INDIA RADIO

Director General, All India Radio is responsible for the overall administration of the entire Akashvani network consisting of 277 stations and 432 broadcast transmitters (148 are MW (Medium Wave), 236 FM (Frequency Modulation) and 48 SW (Short Wave) transmitters as on 31.03.2012), which provide coverage to 99% of the population spread over the country.

PROGRAMME WING

The Director General is assisted by Additional Directors General (ADG’s) in the Headquarters and in the regions. The Headquarters of the Regional ADG’s are at Bhubaneshwar (ER-I), Kolkata (ER-II), Mumbai (WR-I,WR-II), Lucknow (CR-I), Bhopal (CR-II), Guwahati (NER-I), Aizwal (NER-II),  Chennai (SR-I), Bangalore (SR-II), Chandigarh (NR-I), Delhi (NR-II).

ENGINEERING WING

In respect of technical matters the Director General is assisted by the Engineer-in-Chief and Additional Directors General(E) in the headquarters and the Zones. In addition there is a Planning and Development Unit in the Headquarters in respect of Development Plan Schemes of All India Radio. For Civil Construction activities, the Director General is assisted by the Civil Construction Wing(CCW), which is headed by a Chief Engineer. CCW also caters to the needs of Doordarshan.  

ADMINISTRATIVE WING 

Additional Director General (Administration) and a Deputy Director General(Administration & Finance) assists the Director General on matters of administration and finance, while Additional Directors General (Programme) assists DG in administration of Programme personnel. A Director looks after the Engineering Administration of All India Radio.

SECURITY WING

The security set up comprises of a Deputy Director General (Security), Assistant Director General (Security) and a Deputy Director (Security). They handle matters of the security and safety of AIR installations, transmitters, studios, offices etc. The Security needs of Doordarshan are also looked after by these officers.

AUDIENCE RESEARCH WING

The Director Audience Research heads the Unit of Audience Research in the Directorate. Surveys to gauge listening habits and programme preferences for effective programme planning at various stations of All India Radio are handled by field units under the supervision of the Directorate.

ACTIVITIES OF OTHER OFFICES OF AIR

NEWS SERVICES DIVISION          

The News Services Division works round the clock and broadcasts over 647 news bulletins both in the home and in external services. The bulletins are in Indian and Foreign languages. It is headed by Director General News Service. There are 44 regional News Units.

EXTERNAL SERVICES DIVISION

The External Services Division of All India Radio broadcasts in 27 languages – 16 foreign and 11 Indian languages. These services are radiated for an aggregate duration of 72 hours daily and are projected to over 100 countries.

TRANSCRIPTION & PROGRAMME EXCHANGE SERVICE

This service looks after exchange of programmes among the stations, building and maintenance of sound archives and commercial release of prestigious recordings of music maestros.

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

The functions of the Research Department include Research and Development of equipment required by AIR and Doordarshan, investigation and studies relating to AIR and Doordarshan, development of Prototype models of R&D equipment for limited use field trials in the network of AIR and Doordarshan.

CENTRAL STORE OFFICE

The Central Stores Office located at New Delhi performs functions relating to procurement, stocking and distribution of engineering stores required for the maintenance of technical equipment at All India Radio Stations.

STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE (PROGRAMME)

The Staff Training Institute (Programme) started in 1948. It has two main branches functioning from Kingsway Camp Delhi and Bhubaneshwar. They impart in-service training to Programme Personnel and Administrative Staff, induction course for the newly recruited staff and short duration refreshment courses. It also conducts examinations for administrative staff.  In addition, at present five Regional Training Institutes at Hyderabad, Shillong, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram are working.

STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE (TECHNICAL)

The Staff Training Institute (Technical), part of the Directorate since 1985, now functions at Kingsway Camp, Delhi. The Institute organizes Training Courses for the engineering staff of All India Radio and Doordarshan from the level of Technician to the Superintending Engineer. It also conducts Departmental, Qualifying and Competitive Examinations. There is one Regional Staff Training institute (Technical) at Bhubaneswar.