09/10/2015 8:17 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Former Media Advisor To Join Prasar Bharti Board

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and leader of Bharatiya Janta Party or BJP, is garlanded during the 25th anniversary celebration of the party in Bombay, India, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005. Vajpayee told his supporters late Thursday that he will no longer fight an election. (AP Photo/Rajesh Nirgude)

NEW DELHI -- Ashok Tandon, media advisor to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and singer Anup Jalota are among the four persons that have been cleared as part-time members to the Prasar Bharti Board.

Besides Tandon and Jalota, businessman Sunil Alagh and journalist Shashi Shekhar are the other names which have been cleared by a three-member committee headed by Vice President M Hamid Ansari.

"There were four vacant positions of part-time members of Prasar Bharti Board, I&B min had prepared a panel of around a dozen eminent names from which four persons have been chosen by the committee," a source said.

As per the Prasar Bharati Act, the public broadcaster should have six-part time members on its Board which is headed by its chairman.

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