Doordarshan: Member Finance Acts Godfather!

Doordarshan: Member Finance Acts Godfather!

This gentleman engineer was always under cloud. Stories reveal long history of his service marked with sporadic incidents but that got emboldened as he grew in stature.  But he was thoroughly disrobed when he was posted in the Commercial wing of Doordarshan that accusations for sleaze became rampant.  With tongues flapping and photographic evidence to back up the case it was reported to the ADG-Administration. The officer from DANIC services ensured that he was saved from hardest visual evidence and somehow got the matter closed. Perhaps the community belonging played decisive role since both carried similar surnames but it saw the exit of Content Manager, the whistle blower.  Perhaps that is a reason to continue with temporary staff for they are easy-meat for the likes of him and no one dare complain against lascivious advances people make.

Not that he was bright enough to get accommodated by Member Finance when stories of his overlooking mandatory stipulations for engaging Contractor for Labour Services were exposed.  It was the huge amount of Provident Fund that was never paid to the temporary staff and benefits like Medical facilities too denied, once again the role of this Engineer head was under discussion. He willfully refused to implement the laid rule and the soft instance towards the Contractor made all hushed voices sound convincing at the alleged complicity.

Unbolted controversies and allegations never end as one desires. The recent expose of commercial documents making way till Mumbai have shades of smart operation. Sources learn that a complaint made to the premier investigative agency (CBI) give some details of how this officer along with a former administrative hand schemed alleged disbursal of huge amounts to Production houses and Agencies running over 50 crores before the Slot Auction Scheme was implemented. Both were instrumental in getting the compromise formula framed in such a manner as one gets told that a clueless Prasar Bharati Board would have no other option. Till date, the role of Member Finance has been conciliatory giving rise to all speculations. One even learns of his constant trail he made through a lady Content Officer whom he got elevated surreptitiously from a mere typist who continues his strong alibi in the commercial section !  His associating with Member Finance has roped in even his benefactor and that makes it more serious.

It amazes how could the ADG-Commercial still not initiated any strong action and asked vigilance probe in the matter despite getting whiff of controversy. What are the compelling reasons to accommodate this mole in the office at all if the complaint made to CBI has substance?  Could the Member-Finance be so naïve acting as Godfather to shield this allegedly censurable officer who should have been shifted outstation before conducting any probe?  Now with premier investigative agency tailing, would someone advise action before public harassment shames one and all and Member Finance the most!

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