What Jaitley could not achieve Venkiah Naidu did with political swiftness to dislodge Jawhar Sircar the overweening CEO Prasar Bharati who was lately heard in many controversies with his own officers. News emanating from Ministry confirms that Sircar has already moved papers and he in all probability would cease office after Puja festival … In another related development Sunil Arora former Secretary I & B has taken over as OSD indicating the choice of Government as the new CEO.
Insiders in Prasar Bharati are already taking him as the incoming CEO and staff over all is happy at the new change. Not that Sunil Arora is a tested professional but it was a change everyone was wanting. Jawhar Sircar somehow could not come out of his fixated ideas and little realizing that media demanded flexibility and not imposition of diktats of a bureaucrat that were resisted.
Sunil Arora has a gigantic task to rebuild the organization taking support from in house professionals though he too shall have to grapple with his training as a bureaucrat and the inherited stiff necked approach. It is an interesting study as to why all bureaucrat CEOs fail in Prasar Bharati and most getting embroiled in controversies and illegalities that could have been avoided. One need to open window and get dressed as a media person if one has to succeed … Let’s wait and see, how the new candidate braces for his assignment !