Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry sources confirmed the news. As per rules of the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990, the CEO has to inform the administrative authority, which is the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, as he holds the office during the pleasure of the President of India.
The 1990 Prasar Bharati Act states: The chairman or any other member may resign his 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.
Mr. Sircar, it is learnt, has tendered his resignation to Secretary, I&B, Ajay Mittal. It is learnt that Mr. Sircar wishes to be relieved of his responsibilities by November 4.
As CEO, Mr. Jawhar Sircar supervises India’s public service broadcaster, which is among the largest such networks in the world and cover well over a billion people, through 481 stations of All India Radio (AIR) & Doordarshan(TV). As a large orthodox organization of government servants, it is difficult to modernize, but Sircar has been able to break new grounds and introduce digital technologies and cut down obsolescence. He has received three Awards for this in three years. He has been elected as Vice President of the world’s largest Public TV and Radio organization, the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union, on which 67 nations are represented.