CAT quashes appointment of news anchors in Prasar Bharati

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) today quashed appointment of 25 newsanchors and reporters in public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.

The Tribunal headed by Chairman V K Bali cancelled the appointment of the journalists who are posted at Doordarshan News, saying that allocation of marks in the interview of the candidates was done in an arbitrary and malafide manner.

The order of the Tribunal came on a petition filed by a journalist, working with DD News channel, who had alleged that the recruitment process in Prasar Bharati was not fair and candidates were selected on the basis of political considerations.

“The entire selection process is vitiated as the recommendation of candidates has been made most arbitrarily on the basis of pick and choose policy and the selection process smacks of favouritism and nepotism,” advocate Sanjai Pathak appearing for the petitioner had contended

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