NFDC: Board rejects NFDC’s demand that Doordarshan settle bill of Rs 2.92 crore for live coverage of IFFI | India News
NEW DELHI: Signalling a deepening divide between Prasar Bharati and the ministry of data and broadcasting, the board working the general public broadcaster has rejected the Nationwide Movie Growth Company’s demand that Doordarshan settle a invoice of Rs 2.92 crore accrued in hiring a personal agency to do dwell protection of the Worldwide Movie Competition of India held in Goa final 12 months.
Sources advised TOI, that Doordarshan had, in a run as much as IFFI 2017, put in writing its objections on permitting a 3rd celebration to cowl the annual movie competition. Doordarshan mentioned it was “absolutely certified” to do the job by itself.
Nevertheless, within the Prasar Bharati board assembly held on February 15, the ministry’s nominated consultant, Ali Rizvi, mooted the proposal as soon as once more, and submitted a letter from NFDC director asking DD to pay the non-public firm for its providers. The matter, which was listed as a “tabled merchandise” for the board’s consideration, was rejected, as soon as once more citing DD’s objection to a 3rd celebration being employed to do a job the general public broadcaster mentioned it was outfitted to do. Sources mentioned DD director basic Supriya Sahu and member finance Rajiv Kumar, had each registered their objections in writing.
Till 2016, IFFI, the flagship movie competition of the knowledge and broadcasting ministry was dealt with by the directorate of movie festivals. From 2017, nonetheless, the administration of the movie competition was handed over to NFDC. The movie improvement company had then employed a personal firm to do dwell protection of the IFFI, despite the fact that Doordarshan had, till now, singlehandedly been answerable for dwell protection of all authorities occasions; the Republic Day parade, Beating Retreat in addition to IFFI, in earlier years.
I&B secretary N Ok Sinha couldn’t be contacted for remark.