Jawhar Sircar on 3 October 2016 resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati Corporation. His resignation came four months ahead of the end of his tenure which was about to end in February 2017.
As per rules of the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990, chairman or any other member may resign the office by giving notice thereof in writing to the President of India and on such resignation being accepted, the chairman or other member shall be deemed to have vacated his office.
Sircar was appointed as Prasar Bharati CEO in 2012 during the rule of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.
He had also served as the Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India from late 2008 to February 2012, where he reported directly to the Prime Minister for most of his tenure.
About Prasar Bharati
• Prasar Bharati is the Public Service Broadcaster of India.
• It is a statutory autonomous body which was established under the Prasar Bharati Act and came into existence on 23 November 1997.
• The objectives of public service broadcasting are achieved in terms of Prasar Bharati Act, 1990 through All India Radio and Doordarshan.
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Who: Jawhar Sircar
When: 3 October 2016