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					                                                        : PRASAR BHARATHI
                                                 : [BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF INDIA]
                                              : ALL INDIA RADIO, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - 695 014
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                              RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT
Sl.No. Description                                                                                      Page
1      Section 4(1)(b)(i) Particulars of the Organization, Functions and Duties                          02
2      Section 4(1)(b)(ii) The powers and duties of officers and employees                               06
3      Section 4(1)(b)(iii) Procedure followed in the decision making process, including                 42
       channels of supervision and accountability
4      Section 4(1)(b)(iv) Norms set by All India Radio for the discharge of its functions               43
5      Section 4(1)(b)(v) The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held                44
       by All India Radio or under its controls or used by its employees for discharging
       its functions
6      Section 4(1)(b)(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by                   44
       Station Director, All India Radio under its control
7      Section 4(1)(b)(vii) The particulars of any arrangement that exists for                           45
       consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to
       the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof
8      Section 4(1)(b)(viii) A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other                   46
       bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as a part of All India Radio
       or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards,
       councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of
       such meetings are accessible for public
9      Section 4(1)(b)(ix) A directory of its officers and employees                                     48
10     Section 4(1)(b)(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of the officers                      52
       and employees of All India Radio including the system of compensation as
       provided in its regulations
11     Section 4(1)(b)(xi) The budget allocated to each agency of Directorate General:                   57
       All India Radio indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and
       reports on disbursements made
12     Section 4(1)(b)(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including                     59
       the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes
13     Section 4(1)(b)(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or                        59
       authorisations granted by Directorate General: All India Radio
14     Section 4(1)(b)(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available if any,                     59
       reduced in an electronic form
15     Section 4(1)(b)(xv) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining             59
       information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if
       maintained for public use
16     Section 4(1)(b)(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public                  59
       Information Officer

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                              Page 1
1. Section 4(1)(b)(i) Particulars of the Organisation, Functions and Duties:

       PrasarBharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) is the public service broadcaster in the
country, with Akashwani (All India Radio) and Doordarshan as its two constituents. It came into
existence on 23rd November 1997, with a mandate to organize and conduct public
broadcasting services to inform, educate and entertain the public and to ensure a balanced
development of broadcasting on radio and television.

   The major objectives of the PrasarBharati Corporation as laid out in the PrasarBharati Act,
1990 are as follows:

   (i) Upholding unity and integrity of the country and the values enshrined in the
   (ii) Promoting national integration.
   (iii) Safeguarding citizens’ rights to be informed on all matters of public interest and
             presenting a fair and balanced flow of information.
   (iv) Paying special attention to the fields of education and spread of literacy, agriculture,
             rural development, environment, health & family welfare and science & technology.
   (v) Creating awareness about women’s issues and taking special steps to protect the
             interests of children, aged and other vulnerable sections of the society.
   (vi) Providing adequate coverage to the diverse cultures, sports and games and youth
   (vii) Promoting social justice, safeguarding the rights of working classes, minorities and
             tribal communities.
   (viii) Expanding broadcasting facilities and promoting research and development in
             broadcast technology.


       The Corporation is governed by PrasarBharati Board, which comprises a Chairman, an
Executive Member (also known as Chief Executive Officer), a Member (Finance), aMember
(Personnel), six part-time Members, a representative of the Ministry of Information &
Broadcasting and Directors General of All India Radio and Doordarshan as ex-officio Members.

       The Chairman is a part time member with six year tenure. The Executive Member, the
Member (Finance) and the Member (Personnel) are whole time members, also with six
yeartenure, subject to the age limit of 62 years.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                Page 2
       PrasarBharati Board meets from time to time and deliberates on important policy issues
and gives directions to the executive to implement policy guidelines.

Members of the Board

The composition of PrasarBharati Board is as follows:
Sl.No. Name                     Address                          Telephone No.
1      Smt. MirnalPandey        E-148, East of Kailash, New      Mob. 9871824982
       Chairman                 Delhi
2      Sri Rajiv Takru          (Off)PrasarBharati,              23737603,23352558
       Chief Executive Officer 2nd Floor, PTI Building,          23093202 (R), Fax
                                New Delhi                        23352549
                                (Res) C-I/42, Pandara Park ,
3      Sri A.K Jain             (Off)PrasarBharati, 2nd          23737594(O)
       Member (Finance)         Floor, PTI                       23384281(R)
                                Building, New Delhi              Mob. 9350230900
                                (Res).DII/65, Shajahan           Fax: 23352551
                                Road, New Delhi-11
4      SriV.Sivakumar           (Off)PrasarBharati, 2nd          23737667(O)
       Member (Personal)        Floor, PTI                       23737606(R)
                                Building, New Delhi              Mob. 986834567
                                (Res) H-2E 24, west End          Res. 95124-
                                Height, DLF Phase V,             2577999,2392999
                                Gurgaon (Haryana)
5      Sri. Uday Kumar          (Off) Additional Secretary,      23386055(O)
       Verma                    Ministry of Information and      24104172(R)
       Additional Secretary     Broadcasting,                    Emai:
                                SasthriBhavan, New Delhi
                                (Res) CII/114,Bapa Nagar,
                                New Delhi
6      Sri L.D. Mandloi,        (Off) Directorate General,       23386055, 23388159
       Director General,        Doordarshan,                     Fax: 23385843
       Doordarshan              DoordarshanBhavan, New
                                (Res) D II/I, MS Flats Sector-
                                13, RK Puram, New Delhi
7      Sri L.D. Mandloi,        (Off) Directorate General,       23421300, 23421061
       Director General, AIR    All IndiaRadio,                  Fax: 011-23421956
                                AkashvaniBhavan, New
8      Dr. Sunil Kapoor         (Off) 202, Ganga Jamuna          0755-2762311
       Part Time Member         Complex(Basement)                Mob.09826078792

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 3
                                 Zone-1, M.P Nagar,            Fax: 0755-4270916
9       Mr. George Varghese      (Off)30,                      011-22710295
        Part Time Member         SamacharAartments             91-9810404340
                                 MayurVihar, Phase-1
                                 New Delhi 110091
10      Lt.GenUtpal              (Off) A-14, Shalimar          26268075(R)
        Bhattacharya(Rtd)        Apartments                    64692359(R)
        Part Time Member         460, Masjid Moth              Mob. 9818628667
                                 South Extension Part II
                                 New Delhi 110049
11      Sri. Muzaffar Ali        Kotware Studios, Jaunput      Mob. 9810101545
        Part Time Member         Movies                        Fax: 26658614
                                 Road, Mehrauli, New Delhi
12      Sri SumanDubey           (Off) Secretary, Indira       23011358, 23010094
        Part Time Member         Gandhi                        Fax: 23794117,
                                 Memorial Trust, 1, New        Mob.9811713131

                              ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
       PrasarBharati Board functions at the apex level ensuring formulation and
implementation of policies of the organization and fulfillment of the mandate in terms of the
PrasarBharati Act, 1990. The Executive Memberfunctions as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of
the Corporation, subject to the control and supervision ofthe Board. The CEO, the Member
(Finance) and the Member (Personnel) perform their functions from thePrasarBharati
headquarters at 2nd Floor, PTI Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi 110001.

       All important policy matters relating to finance, administration and personnel are
submitted to the CEO and the Board through the Member (Finance) and the Member
(Personnel) as required, for the purpose of advice, implementation of proposals and decisions
thereon. Officers from different streams working in the PrasarBharati Secretariat assist the
CEO, the Member (Finance) and theMember (Personnel) in integrating actions, operations,
plans and policy implementation as well aslook after the budget, accounts and general financial
matters of the Corporation.

        PrasarBharati also has a unified vigilance set up at the headquarters, headed by a Chief
Vigilance Officer.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 4
       PrasarBharati Marketing offices located at Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai,
Bangalore and Hyderabad look after marketing activities of both All India Radio and

      To facilitate decision making, the Policy & Executive Committee (earlier known as
Management Committee)chaired by the CEO, has been constituted for both All India Radio and

The Directorate General of All India Radio and the Directorate General of Doordarshan are
headed by the Directors General. They function in close association with the Member (Finance),
the Member (Personnel) and the CEO, in carrying out the day to day affairs of AIR and
Doordarshan. Both in AIR and Doordarshan,there are broadly four different wings responsible
for distinct activities viz. Programme, News, Engineeringand Administration & Finance.

Addresses of three main offices of PrasarBharati

 PrasarBharati Secretariat,         Directorate General             Directorate General
  2nd Floor, PTI Building,            All India Radio,                  Doordarshan,
    Parliament Street,              AkashwaniBhawan                DoordarshanBhawan,
    New Delhi-110 001                Parliament Street,             1, Copernicus Marg,
                                    New Delhi-110 001               New Delhi-110 001

                                OBJECTIVE OF ALL INDIA RADIO

      A national service planned, developed and operated by the PrasarBharati Broadcasting
Corporation of India.

       Sound broadcasting started in India in 1927 with the proliferation of private radio clubs.
The operations of All India Radio began formally in 1936, as a government organisation, with
clear objectives to inform, educate and entertain the masses.

       Broadcasting in India, being a national service, constitutes the most powerful medium of
mass communication. It plays a significant role, as a medium of information and education, in a
developing country, where the reach of other communicating media is not extensive.

       All India Radio keeps the people all over the country informed quickly about
Government policies, plans, programmes and achievements, through the medium of sound
broadcasting with a variety of programmes. It also keeps the people informed of the important
news and current events of topical interest and provides an appreciable amount of entertaining
programmes. Through its broadcasting, AIR seeks to promote education, national integration
and also develop various aspects of Indian culture. It also gives timely assistance to public and

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                Page 5
Government Departments by quick dissemination of information during natural calamities. It
runs a Commercial service which helps in promoting sale of goods and services through
advertisement. In short, it informs, educates and entertains people in different languages,
through a variety of programmes on cultural, educational, scientific, agricultural, health,
hygiene, fine arts, socio-cultural themes, etc. and earns substantial revenue for the
Government through Commercial Broadcasting.

        The Director General, All India Radio is responsible for the overall administration of the
All India Radio network.

       When India attained Independence in 1947, AIR had a network of six stations and a
complement of 18 transmitters. The coverage was 2.5% of the area and just 11% of the
population. Rapid expansion of the network took place post Independence.

        AIR today has a network of 237 broadcasting centres with 149 medium frequency(MW),
54 high frequency (SW) and 177 FM transmitters. The coverage is 91.85% of the area , serving
99.18% of the people in the largest democracy of the world. AIR covers 24 Languages and 146
dialects in home services. In Externel services, it covers 27 languages; 17 national and 10
foreign languages.

      All India Radio is divided into four wings: Programme, News, Engineering,
Administration& Finance:

       Programme Wing deals with all aspects relating to programme conception, production
and procurement at the national, regional, and local level.

       News Wing puts out news bulletins and other current affairs programmes at the
national and regional level.

        Engineering Wing deals with all the hardware requirements of the entire network,
including the space segment and the studios, transmitters etc.

        Administration and Finance Wing deals with the administrative and financial aspects
including general administration, personnel management, budget and plan coordination.

2. Section 4(1)(b)(ii) The powers and duties of officers and employees of All
India Radio:

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                 Page 6
         The most important duties attached to the various posts in All India Radio are given

The duties should not be deemed to be exhaustive.

The distribution of work among the staff at All India Radio should be made by the Station
Director generally in conformity with the details indicated below. Suitable minor changes may,
however, be madeby the Station Director in accordance with the requirements and certain local

Any important deviation should have the prior approval of the Director General.

Main Functions

2.1.1. The main function of AIR is to plan, produce and broadcast programmes to listeners all
over the country. These broadcasts include a good deal of entertainment, informative and
educative programmes intended to aid development, along with news and current affairs. The
programmes put out by AIR stations can be divided as follows:

         News and programmes of nation-wide interest broadcast from Delhi.
         Regional services from individual stations each catering to the needs and interests of
         their respective areas.
         Local Radio Service.
         Programmes for listeners in foreign countries.
         Commercial Broadcasting Service.

2.1.2. The principal ingredients of AIR's programme output are music, talks, interviews and
discussions, newscasts, plays, features and documentaries, Educational Broadcasts, services for
specific groups (rural listeners, industrial workers, women, children, youth, the Armed Forces,
Tribal people etc.) and outside broadcasts. Akashvani operates through a network of9l
broadcasting stations located in different parts of the country. Dependable medium wave
service reaches about 90% of the country's population.

Advisory Committees

2.1.48. AIR has several advisory committees to advise on its programes. A programme advisory
committee is attached to each station of AIR which originates at least 5½ hours programme
every day. The committee has the Station Director of the Station as its Chairman and non-
official members not exceeding 15 including representatives of cultural, linguistic and social
interests and humour writers from the listening zone of the Station. The ex-officio members of
the programme advisory committee include DG, AIR or his representative, the Engineering
Head of the Station to which the committee is attached, the Director of Information/Publicity of

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                 Page 7
the State of the Union Territory concerned. The tenure of the non-official members is 2 years
and will be nominated by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Secretary of the
committee is the Assistant Station Director of the Station. The other committees at AIR stations
are rural programme advisory committee, Consultative Panel for educational broadcast,
Consultative Committee of University-cum-Science and technology broadcasts and Consultative
Panel for industrial workers programme. They are constituted at the capital stations. They
comprise official and non-official members. Programme Advisory Committee on family welfare
programmes are constituted at stations where family welfare units have been set up. There is
also an Advisory Board of Commercial Broadcasting service attached to the Central Sales Unit,
AIR, Bombay. There are two Committees attached to DG, AIR, namely - Sports Programme
Advisory Committee and technical advisory committee for AIR &Doordarshan.

Commercial Broadcasting Service

2.1.33. AIR started commercial broadcasting in a very limited way on the 1st of November,
1967 when the Bombay Centre of Commercial Service was inaugurated. Under this project,
advertisements were broadcast simultaneously from the low-power medium-wave
VividhBharati Transmitters at Bombay, Pune and Nagpur for about 10% of the total
VividhBharati Transmission period i.e. 75 minutes per day. Since then, the service has been
extended to the following stations with effect from the dates indicated against each:-

                                                                        Date                 of
Sl.No Name of the Station                                               Commencement
1     Calcutta                                                          15.10.1968
2     Delhi                                                             01.04.1969
3     Madras-Tiruchi                                                    13.04.1969
4     Chandigarh                                                        04.10.1970
5     Jalandhar                                                         04.10.1970
6     Bangalore &Dharwar                                                18.10.1970
7     Ahmedabad and Rajkot                                              29.11.1970
8     Kanpur and Lucknow                                                27.12.1970
9     Allahabad                                                         27.12.1970
10    Hyderabad and Vijayawada                                          21.03.1971
      Bhopal, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Patna, Ranchi, Cuttack and
11                                                                01.05.1975
12    Srinagar                                                          01.07.1975
13    Calicut                                                           02.11.1975
14    Vadodara                                                          29.05.1983

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 8
2.1.34. For the purpose of selling time CBS stations were delinked in 1981 into 15 main and 14
linkedstations.In addition to CSU, the 15 main CBS stations can book in respect of sports and
sponsored programmes to any extent in close cooperation with the Central Sales Unit.

2.1.35. The work relating to Commercial Broadcasting is performed in two wings i.e., Sales and
Unit for looking after Sales Work. The Director of Sales with headquarters at Bombay is the
Head of this Production. A separate independent office has been created from 1.10.1968
known as the Central Sales Unit.

Akashvani and Doordarshan Commercial Revenue Non-Lapsable Fund

2.1.41. In order to enable Akashvani and Doordarshan to improve the programmes broadcast
from the two Organisations and, to provide adequate financial resources to these two
organisations, Government have decided to constitute aNQn-Lapsable Fund Called "The
Akashvani and Doordarshan (Commercial Service Revenue) Non-Lapsable Fund (NLF)". This
fund is formed out of the revenue derived by Government through the Commercial Services
ofAkashvani and Doordarshan from the 1st day of April, 1975, reduced by the commission paid
to advertising agencies and discount paid to advertisers.

2.1.42. The software Plan Schemes financed by NLF aim at providing important broadcast
services to various segments of our society. Particular emphasis is laid on assisting the vast rural
listeners with upto-date information on modern techniques of agriculture, village and small-
scale industries, health, hygiene and family welfare through Farm and Home broadcasts.
Maximum support is provided to universalise primary education and promote non-functional
education through educational broadcast programmes. Efforts is made to build scientific
temper in the country by trying to eradicate superstitions and exploding myths and by
projecting scientific progress as a means to build better standards of life. Another aim to these
schemes is to disseminate news in regional languages for information of the people about the
multifacate economics and social development in urban as well as remote rural areas, helping a
large number of listeners to have better awareness of the methods and means to improve their

2.1.43. Apart from bringing sports, youth programmes and children's overall development in
focus, the objective of these schemes is to enrich cultural aspect of life of the people by
streamlining and improving orchestral and light music, encouraging group singing by arranging
public performances of choral groups and makiug it possible for stations to book young
talented music artists from other zones.

INSAT-Based Radio Networking of AIR Stations

2.1.46. INSAT-IB became operational in October, 1983. AIR utilizes it for networking. The
various stations in AIR receive these programmes/news bulletins through special receive
terminals developed by AIR and space Application Centre, Ahmedabad and erected at the

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                   Page 9
Language Policy of AIR

2.1.50. AIR Stations broadcast programmes in the principal language of the Region/State in
which the station is located as per Annexure I. Provision for broadcast in dialects and other
languages is made if there is a communication imperative. No programme in such dialects and
languages can be introduced or variation made in the existing pattern without the prior
approval of the Directorate General. This applies to relay of news and programmes in languages
other than the languages of the Region/State.

Languages and Dialects in which Programmes are Broadcast from Station

2.1.52. The main languages of the Station and other languages/ dialects in which spokenword
and music programmes are broadcast at various stations of AIR situated in Kerala

Sl. State /          Station         Date of   Language     Other        Other Dialects in Dialects
N     UT                          inauguration   of the Language(s) in Language which      in which
o.                                             Station       which      (s) in   spoken   music
                                                         spokenwordpr which       word   Program
                                                         ogrammes are music     Program mes are
                                                           broadcast  Program me are broadcast
                                                                        mes    broadcast on reg
                                                                        on a
1             Alleppey            17.07.1971 Malayalam -                  -     -             -
2             Kozhikode           14.05.1950 Malayalam Hindi,English,   Konkani Mahal         -
3             Thrissur            04.11.1956 Malayalam Hindi,English      -     -             -
4             Thiruvananthapuram 12.03.1943 Malayalam Tamil,Sanskrit,     -     -             -
                                                      English, Hindi
5             Kannur              04.05.1991 Malayalam

6             Manjeri             28.01.2006 Malayalam

7             Devikulam           23.02.1994 Malayalam

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                              Page 10
8           Kochi                   01.10.1989 Malayalam

9           Kavaratti               01.01.1994 Malayalam


            Station                Frequency            Transmitter Strength      Date of
    Travancore Broadcasting        1161 KHZ      1161 KHZ                       01.04.1950

    AIR Thiruvananthapuram                         10 KW (MW)                   15.02.1973
                                   1161 KHZ       *20 KW (MW) upgraded          01.01.2002
                                                  * 50 KW (SW)                  6.11.1994
          Kozhikode                 684 KHZ        10 KW (MW)                   14.05.1950
                                                  *100 KW (MW) upgraded         30.12.1995
           Thrissur                 630 KHZ        20 KW (MW)                   14.01.1957
                                                      *100 KW (MW) upgraded     15.09.1994
          Alappuzha                 576 KHZ        100 KW (MW)                  17.07.1971
                                                 * 2 X 100 KW (MW) upgraded     15.04.1999
            Kochi                  102.3 MHZ     * 2 X 3 KW (FM)                1.10.1989
                                                   2 X 5 KW (FM)                15.02.1996
         FM Rainbow                107.5 MHZ                                    26.06.2006
           Kannur                  101.5 MHZ     * 2 X 3 KW (FM)                04.05.1991
          Devikulam                101.4 MHZ     * 2 X 3 KW (FM)                23.02.1994
           Manjeri                 102.7 MHZ       2 X 3 KW (FM)                28.01.2006
          Kavarathi                 1584 KHZ       1 KW (MW)                    01.01.1994
          VividhBharati                           1 KW (MW)                     06.03.1966
      Thiruvananthapuram           101.9 MHZ      1 KW (MW) CBS                 01.05.1975
                                                 *2 X 5 KW (FM) upgraded        15.08.1999
          Kozhikode              1431 KHZ         1 KW (MW)                     02.11.1975
                                 103.6 MHZ       *2 X 5 KW (FM) upgraded        01.04.2003

                        * Transmitter in use as on 01.06.2008

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                           Page 11

                          TRANSMITTER          DISTRICTS           AREA      POPULATION
                           STRENGTH            COVERED            SQ.KM     (2001 CENSUS)
Thiruvananthapuram          20 KW (MW)    Thiruvanathapuram         2192            3234707
                                          Alappuzha                 1414            2105349
Alappuzha               2 X 100 KW (MW)   Pathanamthitta            2642            1231577
                                          Kollam                    2491            2584118
N.B.                                      Idukki                    5019            1128605
In addition 50 KW(SW)                     Kottayam                  2203            1952901
Is also available                         Ernakulam                 2407            3098378
                                          Total                    18368           15335635
Kochi                      2x3 KW (FM)    Ernakulam                  2407           3098378
                                          Idukki    50 %           2509.5            564302
                                          Kottayam   25 %          550.75            488225
                                          Alappuzha  25 %          353.50            526337
                                          Thrissur   25 %             758            743860
                                                         Total    6578.75           5421102
Devikulam                  2x3 KW (FM)    DevikulamTaluk          1774.16            184680
                                          UdumbancholaTaluk       1071.40            432643
                                          Ernakulam                758.00            743860
                                          Kottayam                 601.75            774595
                                                         Total     550.75            488225
                                                                  4756.06           2624003
Thrissur                   100 KW (MW)    Thrissur                   2344           2975440
                                          Palakkad                   4480           2617072
                                          Ernakulam 75 %          1805.25           2323784
                                          Malappuram 75 %          2662.5           2722230
                                                                    758.0            719625
                                          Kozhikode 25 %
                                                                    353.5            526337
                                          Alappuzha 25%
                                                                  2403.25          11884488
Kozhikode                  100 KW (MW)    Kozhikode                 3032            2878498
                                          Malappuram                3550            3629640
                                          Wayanad                   1131             786627
                                          Kannur     25 %            741             603091
                                                          Total     8454            7897856
Kannur                      2x3 KW (FM)   Kannur                    2966            2412365
                                          Kasaragod                 1922            1203342
                                                          Total     4888            3615707
Manjeri                      3 KW (FM)    Malappuram                3550            3629640
C.B.S.                                     Thiruvanathapuram        2192            3234707
                            2x5 KW (FM)

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                           Page 12
C.B.S. Kozhikode           10 KW (FM)        Kozhikode                   3032              2878498
                                             Wayanad 25%               282.75               196657
                                                        Total         3314.75              3075155


August 15,1947          There were Six Radio stations at Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta,
                        Madras,Tiruchirapalli and Lucknow.
July 20, 1952           First National Programme of Music broadcast from AIR
July 29. 1953           National Programme of Talks (English) commenced from AIR.
1954                    First Radio SangeetSammelan held.
October 3, 1957         VividhBharati Services started.
November 1, 1959        First TV station in Delhi started (at that time, it was part of AIR).
July 21, 1969           Yuvavani services started at Delhi.
August 15, 1969         1000 KW Superpower Medium Wave Transmitter commisioned at
January 8, 1971         1000 KW Superpower Medium Wave Transmitter commissioned at
1974                    Akashvani Annual Awards instituted.
July 23, 1977           First ever FM service was started from Madras.
September 14, 1984      Two High Power250 KW shortwave transmitters inaugurated at Aligarh.
October 30, 1984        First Local Radio Station at Nagarcoil started.
1985                    All AIR stations were provided with 5 channel satellite receiver
May 18, 1988            Introduction of National Channel.
April 8, 1989           Commissioning of Integrated North East Service.
March 2, 1990           The 100th station of AIR commissioned at Warangal (Andhra Pradesh)
March 10, 1990          Two 500 KW Superpower shortwave transmitters commissioned at
October 2, 1992         Commissioning of FM Chanel at Jalandhar.
April 1, 1993           The 150 th station of AIR commissioned at Berhampur (Orissa).
August 15, 1993         Introduction of Times slots on FM Channel to private Parties at Delhi-
September 1, 1993       Time slots on FM Chanel to private parties at Chennai.
January 24, 1994        FM Channel at Panaji.
July 25, 1994           Time slots on FM channel to private parties at Calcutta.
September 10, 1994      Multi-track recording studios commissioned at Mumbai.
September 28, 1994      Four 500 KW Superpower Shortwave transmitters at Bangalore

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                      Page 13
                    inaugurated. This has made Bangalore one of the biggest transmitting
                    centres in the world.
October 31, 1994    The 175th station of AIR commissioned at Nasik.
November 13, 1994   Time slots on FM channel to private parties at Panaji.
August 5, 1995      Multi-track recording studios commissioned at Chennai.
February 1, 1996    Foundation stone laid for New Broadcasting House at New Delhi.
May 2, 1996         Launching of AIR on-line Information Services on Internet.
January 13, 1997    Started Audio on demand on Internet Service.
April 1, 1997       Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) introduced at Delhi on experimental
January 26, 1998    'Radio on Demand' service on 2nd FM Channel Transmission.
February 25, 1998   AIR 'News on Telephone' and AIR 'live on Internet'.
August 15, 1999     Radio station commissioned at Kokrajhar in Bodo Land Autonomous
                    Council Area.
August 15, 1999     Second FM Channels commissioned at Delhi and Calcutta with
                    Yuvavani service.
July 17, 2000       Regional Staff Training Institute (Tech.) started functioning at
                    Bhubaneshwar (Orissa)
Sept 1, 2001        AIR launched Infotainment channel known as FM-II at four metros,
                    Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, in addition to the Metro Channel FM-
Nov 12, 2001        Museum of Radio and Doordarshan was inaugurated. Declared as The
                    Public Service Broadcasting day to commemorate Gandhiji's visit to
Feb 27, 2002        AIR launched its first ever digital statellite home service which will
                    cater to Indian sub-continent and South-East Asia.
July, 2002          Celebrated 75 years of Broadcasting.
April, 2003         Marketing Division of PrasarBharati Inaugurated.
Jan 26, 2004        BhashaBharati Channel of AIR launched at Delhi and Classical Music
                    Channel launched at Bangalore.
Apr 01, 2004        Launch of KisanVaniProgramme from 12 Stations of AIR.
Dec 16, 2004        DTH Service of PrasarBharati, with 12 AIR Channels, launched.

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                             WORKING OF A RADIO STATION

 Section I - Organisation, Duties and Responsibilities of Officers and Staff of Radio Stations /

   1.   Organization
   2.   Duties and Responsibilities of the Head of Office
   3.   Duties of Programme Officers at Stations
   4.   Functions and Responsibilities of Different Categories of ‘Artists’
   5.   Functions and Responsibilities of Engineers/Technical Officers
   6.   Functions and Responsibilities of Officers belonging to Administration
   7.   Powers delegated to the Programme Heads
   8.   Powers delegated to the Engineering Heads

7.1.1 Organisation

       The Station Director is the Head oftheProgramme wing at an AIR Station. He is assisted
by Assistant Station Director who in turn is assisted by Programme Executives, Producers, FROs,
Extension Officers(FamilyWelfare), Transmission Executives, Sub-Editor/Assistant Editors(Script
Writers); Reporters, Announcers, Comperes, Production Assistants, Music Composers,
Musicians, Programme Secretaries (UDC/CGI), Studio Executives (UDC/CGI), Librarian, etc.

7.1.2. The Engineering Wing at a Station is headed by a Superintending Engineer or a Station
Engineer, depending mainly upon the transmitter power involved. The Head ofthe Engineering
Wing is assisted by Assistant Station Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Senior Engineering
Assistants, Engineering Assistants, Senior Technicians, Technicians and Storekeepers (Senior &

7.1.3. On the Administration side, there are Senior Administrative Officers and/or
Administrative Officer, and/or Accountant(Assistant)/Head Clerk, Clerk Grade I(UDC), Clerk
GradeII(LDC), Cashier(LDC) and Telephone Operators(LDC) Besides, there are Motor Drivers,
Studio Attendants and Group `D' Staff.

7.1.4. In respect of Local Radio Stations, the ASD is the Head ofoffice. On the Programme side,
the ASD is assisted by Programme Executive, and FRO, Announcers and Production Assistant
and a Librarian. On the Engineering side, there is an ASE assisted by Engineering

7.1.5. A few Stations of AIR have a Regional News Unit which is headed by a News Editor or an
Assistant News Editor. He is assisted by an AssistantEditor (News), Sub Editor and News

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 15
Reader/Translator and aProduction Assistant. Besides, there is also a Correspondent at several

7.1.6. Duties and Responsibilities of the Head of Office

        For efficient and smooth functioning of the Station one of the senior most Programme
or Engineering Officer is declared as the Head of the Office. The Director General, All India
Radio is competent to declare any gazetted officer subordinate to him as head of office
provided that not more than one gazetted officer shall be declared as Head of Office in respect
of the same office. The broad functions and responsibilities of the Head of the Office are as

i) Overall responsibility:

A Head of the Office may authorizegazetted officers serving under him to incur contingent and
miscellaneous expenditure on his behalf subject to such restrictions and limitations as may be
laid down by him. He may authorize any gazetted officer of the office is no Sr. Administrative
Officer/Administrative Officer. However, the Head of the Office shall continue to be responsible
for the correctness, regularity and propriety of the expenditure incurred by the gazetted officer
soauthorized (CTR-142).

ii) Disciplinary/Recruiting Authority:

The Head of Office is also the DisciplinaryAuthority in respect of Group `C' and `D' staff. As a
result of the rotational system of headship at many AIR Stations, the respective heads of
disciplines have been made recruiting authority. But the responsibility for appointment,
discipline and service conditions shall continue with the head of the Office.

iii) Recruitment:

        Recruitment of regular staff in groups `C' and `D' is to be done by the Head of office,
inaccordance with the rules, instructions, orders etc., issued by the Government from time to
time regarding the source of recruitment, reservations for different categories, medical fitness,
verification of character and antecedents etc. Recruitment of `Artists' and certain Group `C'
technical posts other than Engineering Assistant will be handled by the Programme/Engineering
Head respectively but the formal appointment orders will be issued by the Head of Office.

iv) Procedure for Recruitment of Staff Artists/Artist:

        All matters relating to the recruitment of `Artists' at the stations where the Station
Directors are in position should be handled by them i.e. Station Directors even though
theStation Director may not be Head of Office. However, at Stations where there is no Station
Director, the recruitment of `Artists' should be handled by the Station Director ofthe main
station in the State who will act as the Chairman of the Selection Committee.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 16
v) Procedure for recruitment of Technical Staff:

       All matters relating to the recruitment to technical posts like Mast Technician,
Technician, Diesel Engine Driver, Carpenter and Painter etc. should be handled by the
Superintending Engineer or Station Engineer of a station, where they are in position, even
though they may not be the Head of Office. The Superintending Engineer/Station Engineer
would be the Chairman of the Selection Committee.

vi) Other Functions:

        The Head of Office is also responsible for other jobs like grant of leave, increments,
Efficiency Bar, termination of probationary period, Quasi-Permanency, transfer, confirmation,
promotion; disciplinary action, review at the age of 50/55, superannuation etc.

vii) Delegation of Power :

         The Head of office shall authorize to the senior-most programme officer/engineering
officer hundred percent powers in respect of subjects that concern the duties, responsibilities,
etc.. of the engineering/programme officer, as given in Annexures I & II. Non compliance of this
procedure will require the approval of DG AIR.

viii) Budget & Accounts :

      The Head of Office will discharge the following obligations in regard to finance and
accounts subject to the general instructions issued by the Government from time to time:

a) Preparation and control of budget and revised estimates with the help of

b) Payment of dues to staff & other contingencies;

c) Receipts on behalf of Government.

d) Compilation of yearly proforma accounts.

ix) Confidential Reports:

        The Head of Office has to ensure maintenance and completion of the CRs of the Staff
relating to the discipline to which he belongs as also in respect ofAdministrative and Accounts
Staff as per Government instructions. Maintenance and completion of CRs in respect ofthe staff
of the belongings will be the responsibility of the officer heading the other discipline at the

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                              Page 17
x) Promotion of Hindi:

        The Head of Office is also responsible for progressive use of Hindi in transaction of
Government business as per Official Language Act, 1963 and general instructions/orders etc.
issued from time to time.

xi) Transport:

       Transport requisitions placed by Heads of Programme or Engineering Wing may be
honoured by the Head of Office without examining its merit. In case of any irregularity the
requisioning Officer (Head of Programme/Engineering) would be held responsible. So while
placing requisition for out of city limit journey; the respective Head of Programme/Engineering
Wing must carefully assess the need and various economy instructions issued from timeto time,
before placing the requisition.
(Authority: DG AIR Memo No.13/19/83-P3 dt 2.11.83)

xii) General:

        The Head of Office is responsible for the maintenance of cleanliness of the office
buildings, studios, etc. including the technical areas of the station. He is also responsible for
security of the buildings, classified documents and welfare of staff.

7.1.7. Duties of Programme Officers at Stations

i) Principal Functions and Responsibilities of a Programme Head are:

Supervision and Organisation of Programme which broadly include:

a) Planning and Scheduling, Production and presentation, transmission of programmes.

b) Implementation of directives issued by the Directorate on specific aspects of programme

c) Scrutiny and approval of programme schedules/ proposals.

d) Engagement of casual artists/talkers/ authors, fixing of their fees, execution of contracts with
them and payment to them.

e) Recruitment of Staff artists in artist category and other programme staff in respect of whom
SD is the recruiting/appointing authority.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                 Page 18
f) Allocation of the duties of the entire programme staff including Staff Artists, direction and
supervision of their work in all aspects.

g) Constitution and convening of Audition Committees, audition and classification of artists.

h) Maintenance of libraries of books/ newspapers/journals/gramophone records/tapes etc.

i) Constitution of Advisory Committees, Consultative Panels, convening and presiding over the
meetings, preparation of Reports Memoranda, Notes and minutes pertaining to

j) Arrangements pertaining to the functions organised for invited audiences, issue of invitations,
hiring of halls and outside-broadcasts.

k) Publicity.

l) Relations with the State Government.

m) Close contact with the press and listeners and constant watch over press and listener

n) Audience Research.

o) Liaison with musicians, musicologists, litterateurs, scientists and eminent personalities.

p) Submission of periodical reports to the Directorate.

q) Preparation of programme Budget Estimates and Control over the expenditure on
programmes, Audience Research and public relations and Budget of the station.

r) Promotion of the use of Hindi, in official correspondence.

s) Coordination with other stations in the programme zone.

t) Inter Media Coordination and conducting campaigns.

u)Utilisation of OH vehicles and drivers.

(Authority; DG AIR O.M. No. 15(3)/85-SI dated 27.4.85)

ii) Asstt. Station Director:

The duties of Asstt. Station Director in charge of Administration correspond to those of the
Sr.Administrative Officer/Administrative Officer. The Asstt. Station Director(Programmes)
assists the Station Director in all matters concerning the Planning and Production of
RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                  Page 19
programmes; he supervises the work of the Programme Executives and Producers; he is
responsible for part of programmes administration and such other functions which the Station
Director assigns him.

iii) Audience Research Officer :

To make a systematic study of the public's listening habits, taste and reaction in particular to
study how broadcast can be made a more effective medium of mass communication. In
practice this would involve employing appropriate scientific methods.


a) to collect facts about radio listener and radio listening;

b) to assess listener reaction to programme broadcast;

c) to study how information, education and entertainment could be effectively communicated
to listeners at different levels of understanding.

(iv) Programme Executives :

i) General:

a) The staff entrusted with the Planning and. Production of programmes at an AIR Station is
divided into a number of individual units, each responsible for a particular branch of activity.
The number of such units and the strength of each Unit varies according to the size and
programmeout put of individual AIR Station, but the basic pattern is the same.

b) The Programme Executive plays a pivotal role. He is at once the convenor, the co-ordinator,
and the conductor - in respect of all functions and activities of the unit to which he is attached.
He arranges discussions and consultations, within the unit; he co-ordinates the work of
different members of his unit, and the work of his unit with that of the other Programme Units
at the Station; and he provides the means to translate ideas and plans into actual broadcasts.

ii) Broad Categories of Functions:

For a detailed and precise picture, the duties and functions of Programme Executives can be
divided into the following categories:

A. Planning and Co-ordination

B. Programme Administration

C. Programme Production

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                 Page 20
D. Public Relations.

Each of these aspects is explained below:-

iii) Planning and Co-ordination:

a) Preparation and maintenance of the basic fixed-point schedule according to which time and
channels are apportioned after taking into account factors like the nature of the Programme,
listener habits and preferences, requirements of balance and variety, co-ordination with the
plans of other stations in the region as well as with the centrally organized National Broadcasts
and other programmes of nation-wide coverage.

b) Processing of instructions received from the Directorate; of recommendations made by
various central and regional advisory committees, and at conferences and seminars organized
by AIR and decisions taken at the daily programme review and planning at the stations.

c) Preparation of quarterly schedules for various categories of programmes, keeping in view the
requirements of topicality, consideration 6r balance and variety, compliance with policy
directives etc.

d) Preparation of the weekly programme schedules for publication in AIR programme journals,
timely incorporation of changes which become necessary, after the submission of the initial

e) Preparation of daily transmission cue-sheets, incorporating last minute changes and

f) Preparation of rehearsal and production charts involving allocation of artists, Studios,
equipments and other facilities.

g) Compilation and maintenance of classified lists of various categories of artists, talkers and
performers, in consultation with the Programme Production Staff.

h) Study and examination of listeners' reactions and press comments, and working out their
implications in terms of programme planning.

i)Organising action on special programme projects, either long-term or short-term, for instance,
recording and collection of folk and devotional music, of renderings of classical music by Old
Masters of stage songs and other material of rare value - for use in programmes and for
preservation in the Archives.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 21
iv) Programme Administration:

a) Watching tile progress of expenditure under the relevant budget heads in terms of the
allotment made to different Programme Units working out fees and expenses to be paid to
artists according to the scales prescribed; and submission of detailed proposals pertaining
thereto, for sanction by the Station Director.

b) Execution of contracts with artists, talkers, performers and writers; to the extent laid down in
para 5.10.8. attending to all aspects of copyright; and carrying out correspondence pertaining
to such transactions.

c) Dealing with correspondence with listeners, with other stations Of AIR, and with the
Directorate on various aspects of programmes.

d) Dealing with all administrative work involved in the procedure governing audition and
classification of artists.

e) Requisitioning of tape-recordings, gramophone records and scripts for use in broadcasts, as
per schedules.

f) Supervision over the maintenance of libraries of gramophone records and tape-recordings
and over the maintenance of musical instruments.

g) Supervision over the functioning and discipline of the staff working in the unit.

h)Organisational work connected with the supply of tape-recorded programmes to the
Programme Exchange Unit, to services like the VividhBharati, the linked stations, and to other
stations making a request for such materials.

i) Bringing out pamphlets and brochures in respect of services like School Broadcasts, Farm
Forum Programmes and any other special type of broadcasts.

j Preparation of reports, memoranda, notes and minutes pertaining to meetings of advisory

k) Doing duty during transmissions in order to supervise the work of the transmission staff, and
to deal with any emergencies.

l) Supervision and maintenance of transport, and coordination of transport requirements of
various units, maintenance of relevant records. He may also be entrusted with the work:

   1. Reviewing the Car Log Book every day and signing after the last entry in token of check
      and approval of journeys performed (vide Instruction 4 on Form AIR A.60).

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                 Page 22
   2. Attesting every entry in form AIR-A61 Petrol, Oil and Maintenance Account (vide
      paragraph m) Arrangements in connection with outside broadcasts.

n) Arrangements pertaining to the functions organised for. invited audiences, issue of
invitations, hiring of halls, seating arrangements, reception facilities etc.

o)Organizational work relating to various types of listener clubs, Radio Rural Forums, Women's
and children's listening clubs, Industrial Listening Forums and maintenance of relevant records.

p)Programme Executives are also authorised to grant casual leave to staff working under them.

v) Programme Production:

The Programme Executive is required to plan and produce features, talks, plays, music
programmes, women's and children's programmes, school broadcast and other programmes
broadcast at AIR Stations/Doordarshan Kendra. In short, his production duties consist of:-

a) To plan programmes in consultation with other officers;

b) To ensure the successful presentation 0f such programmes by coordinating the activities of
staff in the Unit and with other Units.

c) To present radio reports, to interview people, to take part in discussions, plays, features etc.,
to read scripts of stories, poems etc. and to present programmes for special audiences.

d)Programme Executives of Music programmes are also expected to give solo performances,
presenting music lessons etc.

e) To present various types of Programmes including Rehearsal, Recording etc.

f) To conduct and supervise the correspondence, maintenance of registers, catalogues, etc.
pertaining to the special activity for which the Programme Executive is responsible.

g) To write scripts and to take part in the production of any programmes planned or produced
by him.

h) To edit and adapt material to be broadcast.

i) To maintain background material for programmes for reference.

j) To render all such assistance to the Head of the Programme Wing as may be necessary for the
smooth working of the station.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                  Page 23
In short, the functions of a Programme Executive in the planning and production of
programmes are comparable to that of a Stage Manager who in order that the performance
goes through successfully, must know every bit and detail of the entire programme and be able
to give suggestions and advice from a professional and technical angle.

vi) Public Relations:

Another important category of functions performed by the PROGRAMME EXECUTIVE is in the
field of public relations. These pertain to dealing with the artists and talkers who are booked,
attending the various public activities and functions which take place in the sphere of literature,
art, industry, social welfare, national development, etc. activities with which the PROGRAMME
EXECUTIVE must keep in constant touch so that these can be reflected in the programmes in
one way or other; He has also to be aware of public reactions to the programmes as expressed
in letters; in conversion and through the press.

vii) Farm Radio Officer:

a) He supervises the working of the Farm and Home Cell at All India Radio Station concerned.

b) He is responsible for production of Agriculture programmes from All India Radio Station
applicable to the area.

c) Interviews farmers and specialists in agriculture.

d) Collects information necessary for effectiveness of programmes.

e) Maintains close collaboration and good working relationship with the officers of the
department of Agriculture of the State Government/Agriculture University.

viii) Extension Officer :

a) He supervises the working of the unit broadcasting programmes on Family Welfare, Child
care and Health.

b) He is responsible for the work of Planning and Production of Programmes on Family Welfare
and Child care and Health.

c) He interviews Specialists and social workers of repute for the purpose of broadcast; collects
information necessary for the effectiveness of the programmes, in the areas having utility for
the purpose of broadcast concerning family planning and health education.

d) Maintains close liaison and good working relationship with the officers of the State Health
Department and voluntary organization in the field 0f Health Family Welfare and Child care.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                 Page 24
e) Planning and coordination, Programme Administration and Programme production of family
welfare programmes and other allied matters.

ix) Transmission Executives :

The Programme Cadre in AIR starts from the post of Transmission Executive. The duties of the
Transmission Executives are multifarious in nature. These are broadly indicated below:

1. The Transmission Executive is placed in-charge of the Station's transmissions and he
functions as the Duty Officer He coordinates between the performing artists/talkers, the
programme presentation staff and the Engineers. He is responsible for collection and issue of all
the programme material and their broadcast according to the programme cue sheet. Outside
office hours he is also placed in-charge of duty vehicles and functions as contact officer assisting
the Station Director.

2. The Transmission Executive is responsible for carefully watching the various items of
programmes broadcast and preparing the Daily Report in form AIR-P-29. Any deviations from
the scheduled programmes are noted in the form each day and a consolidated report for a
month sent to the Director General, All India Radio, by the 1st week of next month.

3. The Transmission Executive should evaluate programmes at All India Radio Stations/ Offices
and enter their assessment in the column "Remarks for Card Index" of the Daily Report for the
day's broadcast. The assessment should be discussed in the next programme meeting and
modified or revised in the light of comments of Senior Programme Officers concerned etc. in
the meeting. Thereafter the final assessment should be entered in the Card Index(AIR-P-34)

4. Those Transmission Executives who are on duty in the morning shift should attend the
programme meeting to be held on that day. These Transmission Executives will later apprise
their colleagues, that is, other Transmission Executives, of the discussion held and decisions
taken in the meeting, which concern them.

5. Detailed entries should also be made in the Studio Log Book(AIR-P-30) by the Transmission
Executives. Great care should be taken for making entries in this book as it is the main initial
record for making payments to artists, talkers, gramophone record companies etc. Every entry
in the Log Book should be initialed by the Transmission Executives in Column 10. While making
entries of Broadcast of tapes he should also indicate when possible the date of recording and
payment position in the Studio Log Book so that the Accountant could complete the entries in
the separate Pay Order Book(for pre-recorded programmes) and ensure that all such
programmes are broadcast.

Note. One set of Log Books should be maintained for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and
another for the remaining days of the week. The stations which do not originate programmes
may maintain only one Studio Log Book.
(Authority: DG AIR Memo. No. 5(IV)/11/68-IU dated 18.10.68).

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                  Page 25
6. Payments to artists are made by the officer on duty who issues the certificate of
broadcast(AIR-A-l). Form AIR-A-28 is used for making payment of fees for re-broadcast of AIR
recordings/tapes. The upper portion of this form is filled by the Programme Section a day in
advance of the date of broadcast. The performance certificate should be completed by the Duty
Officer as soon as the broadcast is over. The certificate should be countersigned by the
Programme Executive concerned and the next Senior Programme Officer before the same is
sent to the Accounts Section for payment. Cheques in respect of payment of amounts of Rs.lO
and above alongwith contracts, acceptances etc., relating to a day, sent by the Accounts Section
in Pay Order Book(AIR-A.2) should be acknowledged by the Transmission Executive in columns
thereof. Cash of payment of sums less than Rs. 10 should be received by the officer on duty
from the cashier and acknowledged by the former in the pay order book. The cashier should
keep a note of this in a separate note book kept in the cash chest. The Transmission Executive
should hand over the cheque or cash to the artist and obtain the artists signature on the
voucher. The officer on duty should compare the signature of the artist on the artists receipt
with the signature on the contract before actually handing over the cheque/cash. A rubber
stamp with the inscription "Payment made by..................." should be affixed on all vouchers
below the artist's signature and should be signed by the officer on duty.

7. If in a rare case the cheque is not ready for disbursement to the artist at the time of
broadcast; the officer on duty may complete the certificate of broadcast and send the same to
the office, the next day when the office will prepare the cheque and forward it by registered
post or remit the amount by Money Order as the case may be. A copy of the memorandum
forwarding the cheque to the payee by post should be filled alongwith the voucher.

8. The undelivered cheques and undisbursed cash pertaining to artists who do not turn up and
the receipts in cases where payments have been actually made should be sent by the officer on
duty along with the Log Book and all documents to the Accounts Section the next day for
further action.

9. The preparation of statistics of Western and Indian Music broadcast during the month of
transmission to the Director General is also the responsibility of the Transmission Executive.

10. The Transmission Executive should record, dub, edit and playback programmes of all kinds.
He assists in the production of programmes of all kinds, and preparation of newsreels whenever
necessary. He should maintain register of blank tapes, recorded tapes etc. according to the
system in force. He is also expected to take part in the plays and features.

11. The Transmission Executive also should assist in the preparation of news material for the
Press Radio and sub-editing of news in English and other Indian Languages. He is also expected
to prepare the analysis of English and Indian languages Press Reports, editorials etc. and
translation of English language material into Indian languages and vice-versa.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 26
12. Wherever required, the Transmission Executive should write scripts of plays, features, talks,
stories etc. for all categories of programmes; edit and adapt material to be broadcast; read
scripts and take part in their presentation, maintain catalogues of scripts and background
material for reference etc.

13. The Transmission Executive is also expected to write announcements, check and select
broadcast materials, translate news summary and assist supervisory staff in auditioning of
music artists and drama voices.

14. The Transmission Executive is also expected to perform any other duties which may be
assigned to him from time to time.
(Authority: DG, AIR Memo. No. 11/1/85-SVII dated 24.9.85)

x) Field Reporter:

He will assist the Extension Officer in the day-to-day working of the Unit and collect material for
production of programmes on Family Planning and Health Education.

xi) Farm Radio Reporter:

1. He assists the Farm Radio Officer in production of Agricultural Programmes from All India
Radio Station.

2. Interviews Farmers and Specialists for the purpose of agricultural broadcasts, and assists
Farm Radio Officer in collecting information necessary for effectiveness of the programmes.

7.1.8. Functions and Responsiblities of Different Categories of Artists

i) Announcers/Comperes.

a) To write announcements and broadcast them and to play back recordings of music and other
programmes while announcing them.

b) To write presentation scripts for special programmes of music, including the selection of
records, etc.

c) To reply to listeners letters.

d) To fill in the fault reports, log books, etc. for the transmissions in which they are on duty.

e) To take part occasionally in features, plays, special audience programmes etc.

f) Occasionally to read scripts, commentaries, short stories, etc. written by staff or outsiders, to
help and present programmes for special audiences.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                   Page 27
g)Compering of various categories of programmes.

h) To maintain registers and Index relating to the special programme activity.

i) Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time.

ii) Newsreaders.

To read the news bulletins.

iii) Newsreader-cum-Translator.

To translate news from English into regional languages and vic-versa and read news bulletins.

iv) Musicians (Instrumentalists/Vocalists).

a) To perform shift duties as accompanists/vocalists according to the duty chart.

b) To give solo performances, as required.

c) To rehearse and record special items of music for special occasions.

d) To assist in the rehearsal and balancing of music programmes.

e) To look after musical instruments, if required for short periods.

f) To maintain texts in Notation of Musical compositions.

g) To participate and assist in the presentation of music lessons.

v) Tanpura Player (Musician/Instrumentslist).

a) To provide Tanpura accompaniment to Artists (during broadcasts and recordings.)

b) To look after the upkeep and maintenance of the Tanpuras (in places where there is no

vi) Caretaker (for Music Instruments-declared a `dying cadre' after rationalisation and grouped
with General Assistants/Copyists etc.)

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                              Page 28
a) Maintenance and upkeep of musical instruments.

b) Maintenance of the Inventory of musical instruments.

c) Repairs.

d) Maintenance and issue of spares like strings, etc.

vii) Music Composers.

a) To compose music for broadcast by orchestras or solo artists, by singers, by choral groups,

b) To rehearse artists and to teach them new compositions.

c) To assist the Producer in the rehearsal and production of music programmes.

d) Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time.

viii) Announcer-cum-Translators (Indian Languages in External Services Division)

a) To write announcements, presentation scripts for compered programme and broadcast them
and to play back recordings of music and other programmes while announcing them.

b) To reply to listeners' letters.

c) To translate commentary, topical talk and Press Reviews from English to the language
concerned and read these over the microphone.

d) To take part occasionally in Features, plays and special audience programmes etc.

e) To write presentation scripts and present compered Programmes for special audience
programmes whenever necessary.

ix) Translator-cum-Announcer (Foreign languages in the External Services Division).

a) To present programmes through announcements and to play back recordings.

b) To translate talks, commentaries and Press Review from English to the language concerned
and voice the same on microphone.

c) Occasionally to interview foreigners visiting India for utilisation in programme.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                             Page 29
d) To reply to listeners letters.

x) Drama Voices.

To take part/assist in production, rehearsal, recordings/plays/features, illustrated programmes,
read scripts of stories, talks, etc. written by staff or outsiders, replies to.listenerslctters,
maintain registers of dramatic programmes, assist in the rehearsal, recording and production of
plays and features, occasionally to present programmes for special audiences if called upon to
do so, make occasional announcements if required and any other duties which may be assigned
from time to time.

7.1.9. Functions & Responsibilities of Engineering/Technical Officers.

i) Principal duties of an Engineering head.

a) Overall in-charge of the technical activities of the Station.

b) Preparation of budget estimates and control of expenditure relating to machinery and
equipment (Tools & Plants), telephone lines, OB lines, power supply, minor works, technical
furnitures, technical books and journals.

c) To supervise the new staff posted to the station, familiarize themselves with their work so
that they can operate equipment with safety.

d) To assist the Zonal Chief Engineer in carrying out minor project work, holding measurement
books and Capital stores.

e) All duties and control in respect of the technical staff at stations.

f) To assist the research engineer in respect of making scientific observations and connected
experimental work.

g) To keep liaison with Civil Construction Wing, P&T and electric supply authorities.

h)Promotion of the use of Hindi in official correspondence.

i) Selection and interviewing of engineering staff.

ii) Assistant Station Engineer/AssistantEngineer.

a) In-charge of specific maintenance teams for (i) Transmitter, (ii) Studio Centres, (iii) Receiving
Centres, (iv) Outside Broadcast Equipment, (v) Air-conditioning and other Station equipment.

b) In-charge of Engineering stores at stations / offices.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                  Page 30
c) Preparation of periodical reports.

d) In-charge of operational shifts at Transmitters and major Studio Centre.

e) In-charge of aerials and feeder line maintenance at SW Centre.

f) In-charge of recording, dubbing and O.B. activities.

g) Maintenance, Installation, Engineering, Administration and other technical responsibilities at
Stations/Offices of All India Radio.

iii) Assistant Station Engineer (Community Listening, Srinagar, Kashmir).

a) In-charge of the Community Listening Unit.

b) Will be responsible for installation and maintenance of Community Listening radio receivers
under the control.

c) Coordination of the work of the staff working in his unit.

d) Administrative duties connected with his unit.

iv) Senior Engineering Assistant.

a) Chief in-charge at Control Rooms, handling up to three simultaneous transmission channels.

b) Recording and Dubbing maintenance and operations.

c) Transmission duties at Master Switching Room.

d) Shift-in-charge at each medium power transmitter or a group of low power transmitter at a
single location and shift duties at High Power Transmitters.

e) Assisting Senior Staff in maintenance, installation, Engineering, Administration and other
technical activities as may be assigned to him.

v) Engineering Assistant.

a) Transmission duties at studios, Receiving &TransmittingCentre.

b) Outside Broadcast Operations.

c) Recording & Dubbing operations.

d) S.W. Aerial operations at HPTs.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 31
e) Assisting senior staff in maintenance and installation work and other technical activities as
may be assigned to him.

vi) Senior Technician/Technician/Wireman Technician/Electrician

a) To assist the operational staff at the Transmitter, studios, receiving centres, outside
broadcasts, etc. for maintaining the continuity of service.

b) To assist in carrying out preventive maintenance at all the Centres and keeping all equipment

c) To assist in aerial selection, stub changing, reversal of beams, etc., in the aerial field and
manning and operating feeder switching structures, etc.

d) To operate and run standby power supply units.

e) To assist the Engineering Staff in repair and over-haul of equipment.

f) To assist in special maintenance and tests on aerials, feeder lines, air-conditioning plants,
tape-recorders, standby equipment, standby power supply arrangements and other ancillary
plants and equipment.

g) To check-up and maintain the fire-fighting appliances, tools and batteries, clock circuits,
torches, hand lamps, etc. at regular intervals.

h) To check monitoring circuits, inter-cum-circuits and emergency lighting arrangements and
report any faults.

i) To check tools and keep them in good working order after necessary repairs.

j) To assist in carrying out minor installation works at the Stations.

k) To assist in carrying out installation and testing of transmitters, studios, receiving centres,
aerials, feeder substation equipment, air-conditioning plant, Diesel/petrol generating sets, and
other associated works including cabling and wiring.

l) To assist in periodical changing of oil in oil-filled components and in testing the oil.

m) To assist in the checking of engineering stores.

n) To perform such work as may be assigned by superior officers in the interest of service.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                    Page 32
vii) Duties Exclusive to Senior Technician.

He is expected to handle particularly complex jobs, at the discretion of his superior officers. In
addition he operates Tape Duplicating Machines.

viii) Radio Technician.

a) Routine testing of equipments.

b) Assisting engineering staff in wiring of transmitting, studio and receiving equipments.

c) Attending to repairs of equipments, radio receivers, etc.

d) Testing of tapes, erasing of tapes, etc.

e) Maintaining registers for tools and plant and assisting in verification of engineering stores.

ix) Technical Supervisor.

To supervise technical maintenance of the receiving sets installed at the various rural centres
under the Rural Broadcasting Schemes. (This post is at Srinagar only).

x) Carpenter.

a) Exercising of control over charges incurred on trunk calls, stationery, forms etc. is also the
duty of the furniture, etc.

b) Packing and unpacking of stores and equipments.

c) Renovation of studios and other wood work in the studio, control room, transmitter, etc.

d) Preparation of models and designs in wood.

e) Such other carpentry work as may be assigned.

xi) Painter.

a) Preparation of materials and surfaces for painting, polishing, etc.

b) Painting, polishing and decoration.

xii) Diesel Engine Driver.

a) Operation of Diesel Power Plants.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                   Page 33
b) Carrying out scheduled preventive maintenance of Diesel Plants and associated accessories.

xiii) Assistant Mistry

a) To attend to major maintenance of Diesel Plants.

b) To attend to repairs and overhaul of Diesel Plants.

c) To operate Diesel Plants as required.

d) To attend to maintenance, repair and overhaul of air-conditioning compressor and other
associated parts in A/C plants.

xiv) Foreman.

a) To supervise, guide and distribute work to the Senior Technicians and Technicians.

b) To be responsible for maintaining the efficient functioning of the machines.

c) To be in direct charge of workshop facilities for production of equipments.

7.1.10. Functions and Responsibilities of Officers belonging to Administration

i) Senior Administrative Officer/Administrative Officer.

       The Senior Administrative Officer/Administrative Officer is the head of the
Accounts/Administration Sections. He functions as Drawing & Disbursing Officer also. He will be
under the direct supervision of the Head of Office and his functions in the following areas will

a) Accounts:

This covers daily checking of the Cash Rook and Log Book, approving the monthly closing of the
artists' Ledger, checking the acquittance roll, signing of cheques, indents, bills and vouchers
after ensuring that they are correct in every way, exercising control over expenditure with
reference to budget estimates, approving periodical returns sent to the P.A.O., D.C., the
Income-tax Officer, watching the reconciliation of cheques issued and encashed with the Bank
Scrolls etc.

b) Establishment:

This includes maintenance of establishment lists, attendance registers, leave accounts, service
books and confidential reports, correspondence regarding promotions, transfer of staff etc.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 34
c) Administration(General):

Exercising of control over charge incurred on trunk calls, stationery, forms etc. is also the duty
of the Sr. Administrative Officer/Administrative Officer.

d) Administration (Programme):

Checking and initialling every entry made in the Pay Order Book once when it is sent to the
Officer on duty and again after check with the Log Book on its receipt back from the officer on
duty the next day, watch over delayed payments to artists, and keeping a watch over the
payments to artists and owners of copyrights are some of the important duties relating to
administration of programmes.

e) At Zonal Stations the Senior Administrative Officer/Administrative Officer assists the head of
office in maintenance of Seniority Lists of the members of the staff in respect of whom
Zonalisation in the cadre has been made. He also assists the head of office in processing of
confirmation on Zonal basis and convening D.P.Cs. for promotions, the work of which has been
assigned to the Zonal Heads.

ii) Accountant/Assistant:

a) The Accountant is responsible for the correct maintenance of all accounts, e.g. Cash Book,
Contingent registers etc; and for the correct preparation and filling of all vouchers. He functions
as a Financial Adviser and also as a primary auditor. He is also responsible for the correct
maintenance of various expenditure registers and preparation of expenditure statements,
Budget/ Revised Estimates etc. To enable him to perform these functions effectively he should
be appraised of all orders, sanctions etc. and that he is treated as the Senior member of the
office establishment. He should keep a watch on the control of expenditure and advise Senior
Administrative Officer or Administrative Officer/Head ofoffice in respect of all important

b) He should see that all orders, sanctions etc. affecting expenditure are entered in Sanction
Register and payments noted against relevant sanctions as and when they are made.

Note: Sanctions relating to petty Contingent expenditure accorded by Head ofOffice need not
be entered in this register. Only those sanctions which cannot be watched through other
registers need be entered.

c) The Accountant is also responsible for prompt and correct preparation of commercial
(Proforma) accounts and maintenance of connected records and registers.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                  Page 35
d) Reconciliation of cheques issued and encashed and reconciliation of expenditure/receipts is
also the responsibility of the Accountant

e) The Accountant should not be required to receive or pay out cash but, in exceptional cases, a
Station Director may, on his own responsibility, authorise him to do so for a short period. The
Accountant should not be authorised to issue final receipts over his own signature.

iii) Upper Division Clerk (Clerks Grade-I):

The more important items of work entrusted to a Clerk Grade I are: correspondence relating to
appointments, promotions, transfers, etc., preparation of periodical returns relating to staff for
transmission to the Director General; posting of entries in service hooks; preparation or check
of pay and T.A. bills; prepatation of budget and revised estimates and attending to
correspondence relating to them; preparation and submission of monthly accounts to the
Director General and the P&AO; maintenance of Jburnal and Ledger, compilation of Proforma
Accounts and reconciliation ofdepartmentalfigureswith those of the P&AO etc. Where there are
more Clerks Grade I, the distribution of work between them should be done by the Head of
Office on a rational basis.

iv) Programme Secretary/Upper Division Clerk (Clerks Grade-I):

The Programme Secretaries/UDC(C.G.I) assist the Programme Section and generally attend to
correspondence and clerical work issuing contracts, drafting, preparing statistics, returns etc.
They should be allotted to different categories of programmes, e.g. music (programme
corrections, press change etc.), talks in English, Educational Broadcasts, Rural, dramas, etc. and
should not be attached to individual Programmes Executives.

Note: The post of Programme Secretary is considered as ministerial for the purpose of
determining the age of superannuation under FR. 56(G.1. I and B, letter No. I7(33)/50-BI dated

v) Studio Executive/Upper Division Clerk (Clerks Grade-I):

He is responsible for the proper maintenance of the studio and their cleanliness. He should
assign duties to and supervise the workof car drivers, Studio Attendants and Group `D' Staff It is
also his duty to purchase petrol for the Government transport vehicles and to maintain the Log
Book of Petrol, Oil and Maintenance Account for Station Cars (AIR-A-61).

He is also in charge of all the furniture in the Radio Station including those in the Transmitting
and Receiving Centres.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                  Page 36
vi) Cashier:

i) The considerations that should be kept in view in selecting a Cashier are printed in Annexure
2A which also contains detai]s about security, etc. to be furnished by him. The main duties of
the Cashier should be (a) handung of cash and (b) maintenance of Cash Book and other
connected registers.

ii) Printed receipts for amounts received should be prepared by the Cashier, checked by the
Accountant and signed by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer after the latter ensures that h is
correct in every way.

iii) The register of cheque books should also be maintained by the Cashier.

Note: "Armed Police Guards should be provided to escort the Cashier and the cash drawn from
the Bank on Pay Day. The strength of this guard should be determined in consultation with the
local Police Authorities".
(Authority: DG, AIR's Memoranda No.27(14) A & 0/57, dated the 5th November. 1957 and 10th
February, 1958).

vii) Lower Division (Clerks Grade-II):

The more important items of work entrusted to LDC (Clerks Grade II) are: Routine items of work
like preparation of monthly pay bills, T.A. bills and Medical reimbursement bills; maintenance of
Bills Register, Increment Register, Register showing changes in staff; leave accounts of regular
staffi; Pay Order Hook/Cheques, Royalty Register, Stationery Account and Registers, Artists'
Ledgers, Store Legders; diarising and despatch of letters etc. etc.

viii) Library and Information Assistant /Librarian:

1. He is in charge of the library of the Station which contains books, gramophone and electrical
recordings and tapes. He should maintain separate Stock Registers in form 548 for books
purchased and books received free, in AIR-A4 for gramophone records purchased and in form
AIR-A6 for electrical recordings/tapes.

2. The account of Transcription Service Records may be maintained in form AIR-A5.
3. A separate account of tapes supplied to the Station tinder the circulation quota from the
Central Tape Bank is to be kept in a register - AIR-A.76.
4. He should invariably take stock of books, gramophone records, electrical recordings etc. in
his charge, on the following occasions:-
i) On appointment to the post of Librarian;
ii) On return from leave; and
iii) On transfer.
5. A cent per cent physical verification of the books should be undertaken at the end or each
financial year.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 37
(Authority: DG AIR Memo. No.19(2/2)P-3/54 dated 9.11.57 and 11(8)65-PS dated 21.8.65).

Note: (I) The post ofLibrary & Information Assistant is non-ministerial-vide D.G. AIR No.6(46)/A-
Il/SO dated 1950. (2)Securitydeposit required under para 274 of GFRs need not he taken from
the Librarianor Library Staff.

(Authority; DG AIR Memo. No.22(8)/A & 0/59 dated 13.11.59)

ix) Storekeeper:

1. The Storekeeper is in direct charge of the stores and is responsible for the acquisition of
stores, their custody and their disposal. He is also responsible for maintaining correct records
and preparing correct returns in respect of stores entrusted to him.

2. All transactions of receipts and issues should be recorded strictly in accordance with the
prescribed rules or procedure in order of occurrence and as soon as they take place.

3. The Stores Received. Book (AIR-A7), Stores Issued Book (AIR-A8) and Stores Numerical Ledger
in form AIR-A9 Register of Unserviceable Technical Stores, Register of Defective Stores, Register
of Empties etc. are the important documents that should be maintained by the Storekeeper.

x) Head Clerk:

He is the first Supervisory member of the staff who functions as Sectional head in the Sections
dealing with personnel and general administration. His functions are to assist4he Head of the
office/SAO/AO or any other officer entrusted with the duties of a Branch Officer. He will be
responsible for all administrative matters other than Accounts, such as service books and leave
account of non-gazetted Government Servants, Staff Artists, maintenance of Statistical
Registers and books, Inventories etc. Where there are two Head Clerks the distribution of work
between them will be on the basis of Sections divided into two separate sections dealing with
personnel and General Administration separately.

Note: On occasions when the Accountant or Head Clerk is away on leave or one ofthe posts is
unfilled, all the duties attached to both the posts should be performed by the Accountant or
Head Clerk as the case may be.

xi) Senior Storekeeper:

i) He will supervise the work of Jr. Storekeeper.

ii) He will be in overall charge of the stores.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 38
iii) He will deal with more important functions of the storekeeping unit and will assist the
Engineering Head of Office in discharge of following items of work relating to stores: Purchase,
Accounting, Safe custody, Receipt, Insurance, Clearance, Dispatch, Write off and Disposals etc.

iv) Such other administrative accounts duties as may be assigned by Head of Office.

7.1.11. The posts of Teleprinter Operator in the Monitoring Service, All India Radio, Simla and
the News Services Division, All India Radio, New Delhi, have been included in the cadre of Clerk
Grade II in terms of FR 9(31)(c), vide Ministry of I & B letter No.7(6)/61-B(A) dated 14.8.61. - DG,
AIR Memo. No. 14/20/61-SII dated 8.9.61.

Note: (applicable to all employee): Every officer may be asked by his superior to perform the
routine duties of the higher post to which he she can be promoted. Every officer is also
expected to perform any other functions which his/her superior may ask him/her to do, in
addition to the duties enumerated above.

 Delegation of Powers to Programme Heads at Stations Where Programming Officers are the
                                    Heads of Office
1. All matters relating to programme planning, programme production and programme

2. Constitution, convening and conduct of all advisory committees.

3. All matters relating to auditions including constitution, convening and conduct of auditions.

4. All Matters relating to public relations with artists, scholars, writers, listners' organisations,
   State Governments including organising invited audience programmes inside or outside the

5. All matters relating to inter-media publicity, multi-media campaigns.

6. Matters relating to audience research and regional news units including provision and use
   of teleprinters/telex.

7. Purchase and supply of books, magazines, newspapers, musical instruments, Gramaphone
   records, recorded cassette etc.

8. All matters relating to casual/E.L. and all other types of leave to all staff working under the
   programme heads.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                   Page 39
9. Recruitment and appointment of all programme staff including Librarians.

10. All matters relating to printing and issue of invitation cards, printing of contract and other
    programme forms, cue-sheets log book etc.

11. Deployment of vehicles for OBs and other programmecoverages and contracts including
    hiring of Taxies.

12. All sanctions relating to OTA and extra remuneration to programme staff.

13. All the expenditure on press, publicity, public relations, advertisements etc.

14. Power to book and making advance payment for booking halls/auditorium.

15. Presentation of publications, books etc. to talkers, artists and others.

16. Expenditure in connection with the printing charges including printing of pamphlets,
    payment of royalties etc.

17. Engagement of artists including fixation of fees.

18. Entertainment of artists etc.

19. Hiring of musical instruments and furniture and other things required for invited audience

20. Grant of TA advance to programme staff.

21. Power to write off and strike off from stock registers, books, magazines, Gramaphones
    records, musical instruments etc.

22. Changes in fixed point charts.

  Delegation of Powers to Programme Heads at Stations Where Engineering Officers are the
                                    Heads of Office
 1. All matters relating to engineering and technical activities.

 2. All matters relating to the co-ordination with Department of Telecommunication and

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                  Page 40
    Power Supply Authorities; authority to sanction expenditure under these heads.

3. All the matter pertaining to maintenance of building including electrical works and land.
   Approval and expenditure sanctions, co-ordination in CCW in respenct of these items.

4. Grant of leave (all types), relieving on transfer, sanction of tour OTA to members of staff
   working with them.

5. Recruitment and appointment of the engineering and technical staff.

6. Power to incur expenditure under the head MET&P and 'Minor Works' including
   departmentally executed works.

7. Power to deploy vehicles for the engineering activities like transport of shift-duty staff to

8. Power to purchase technical books and journals.

 9. Power to declare items of technical stores as unserviceable and their strike off from stock
(a) books.

 9. Powers to sanction write off losses of stores.

10. Power to sanction demurrage charges.

11. Power to hire transport for conveyance of stores.

12. Power to deploy vehicles for the engineering activities like transport of shift-duty staff to
    Transmitter and Receiving Centre, inspection by officers, co-ordination with power supply,
    telecommunication, revenue authorities etc. and OBs.

13. Shifting of office/Residential Telephone including new connections.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                Page 41
3. Section 4(1)(b)(iii) Procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of
supervision and accountability Decision making chart of Doordarshan Kendra, Trivandrum is
given below:

                                    STATION DIRECTOR
PROGRAMME WING                                                 ENGINEERING WING
ADMINISTRATION WING                                            NEWS WING

            PROGRAMME WING                                              ENGINEERING WING

            STATION DIRECTOR                                            STATION ENGINEER
          PROGRAMME EXECUTIVE                                          ASSISTANT ENGINEER
         TRANSMISSION EXECUTIVE                                   SENIOR ENGINEERING ASSISTANT
               ANNOUNCER                                                SENIOR TECHNICIAN
            MUSIC COMPOSER                                                  TECHNICIAN
            INSTRUMENTALIST                                            DIESEL ENGINE DRIVER
                                                                          MOTOR DRIVER


      NEWS REPORTER                           HINDI OFFICER                      INVESTIGATOR
     ASSISTANT EDITOR                        STENOGRAPHER                      TABULATOR CLERK
                                         UPPER DIVISION CLERK/SK                    SORTER
                                          LOWER DIVISION CLERK
                                          GROUP ‘D’ CATEGORIES

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                              Page 42
4.Section 4(1)(b)(iv) Norms set by All India Radio for the discharge of its functions.

       The functions of All India Radio mainly concern to the production of Programmes. To
ensurethat the programmes produced for All India Radio conform to the objectives of

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                               Page 43
5. Section 4(1)(b)(v): The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by All
India Radio or under its controls or used by its employees for discharging its functions.

        Besides, the norms etc. relevant to Section 4(1)(b)(iv), All India Radio follows the
relevant rules of the Government, e.g. Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules Part-I,
Part-II, Part-III, Part-IV, Part-V; General Financial Rules; Delegation of Financial Power
Rules;Reservation and Concessions for SC/ST/OBC, etc; Compassionate Appointments; Central
Civil Services Rules i.e. Pension Rules, Conduct Rules, etc; Medical Attendance Rules, Office
Procedures,etc, etc.

6. Section 4(1)(b)(vi) A statement of the categories of documents that are held by Station
Director, All India Radio under its control

       The following are the main categories of documents that are held by Station Director, All
India Radio: Thiruvananthapuram:

      1. Lease Deed in respect of 2 acres and 83 cents of land surrounding “Bhakthivilasam”
          with the State Government;
      2. Deed of exchange of “Bhakthivilasam” Building in exchange of old Radio Station at
          Palayam with the State Government dated 20.07.1955;
      3. Agreement for the supply of Low Tension Electrical Energy from the Kerala State
          Electricity Board for All India Radio, Thiruvananthapuram dated 04.06.1968;
      4. Agreement with the Kerala State Electricity Board for minimum guarantee and
          service connection in respect of Receiving Centre, Muttathara, Thiruvananthapuram;
      5. Original Site Plan of the Receiving Centre Muttathara;
      6. Original document executed on 27.07.1988 regarding transfer of 56.7 sq.mtrs. of land
          from the Bhakthivilasam compound to Trivandrum corporation and taking over of
          52.5 sq. Mtrs. Of land from Trivandrum corporation by All India Radio;
      7. Sketch showing the boundary of All India Radio at Muttathara;
      8. Government orders assigning land for setting up a Radio Station at Idukki;
      9. Extension of lease period of 2.65 acres of Government land in Survey No.334,367 and
          393 for 25 years w.e.f. 26.03.1990;
      10. Xerox copy of purchase document of one acre of land at Kovalam for Holiday Home;
      11. Xerox copy of HT agreement of Type-IV Studio-cum-office;
      12. Xerox copy of the revised HT agreement in respect of 50 KSWTR;
      13. Security/Fidelity Guarantee Policy submitted by employees who were posted as
          Cashier/Senior Store keeper/Store Keeper from time to time;

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                Page 44
      14. Character Rolls of all Group ‘C’ employees working at All India Radio,
      15. Service Books, Various Registers, Various Files, Bills, Acquittance Rolls, Log Books,
          Seniority Lists, Telephone Directory of All India Radio, Booklet showing the
          sanctioned strength, Guidelines for sponsorship scheme, commissioned programme,

7. Section 4(1)(b)(vii) The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or
representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or
implementation thereof:

        All India Radio has several advisory committees to advise on its programes. A
programme advisory committee is attached to each station of AIR which originates at least 5½
hours programme every day. The committee has the Station Director of the Station as its
Chairman and non-official members not exceeding 15 including representatives of cultural,
linguistic and social interests and humour writers from the listening zone of the Station. The ex-
officio members of the programme advisory committee include DG, AIR or his representative,
the Engineering Head of the Station to which the committee is attached, the Director of
Information/Publicity of the State of the Union Territory concerned. The tenure of the non-
official members is 2 years and will be nominated by the Ministry of Information and
Broadcasting. The Secretary of the committee is the Assistant Station Director of the Station.
The other committees at AIR stations are rural programme advisory committee, Consultative
Panel for educational broadcast, Consultative Committee of University-cum-Science and
technology broadcasts and Consultative Panel for industrial workers programme. They are
constituted at the capital stations. They comprise official and non-official members. Programme
Advisory Committee on family welfare programmes are constituted at stations where family
welfare units have been set up. There is also an Advisory Board of Commercial Broadcasting
service attached to the Central Sales Unit, All India Radio, Bombay. There are two Committees
attached to DG, AIR, namely - Sports Programme Advisory Committee and technical advisory
committee for AIR &Doordarshan.

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                Page 45
8. Section 4(1)(b)(viii) A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies
consisting of two or more persons constituted as a part of Directorate General: All India Radio
or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils,
committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are
accessible for public:

                            PROGRAMME ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF
   Sl.No.       Name and address of the members          Field of expertise
                      with Telephone Number
 1.          Shri R.V.G. Menon,                  ENVIRONMENT
             “Haritha”, KesavDev Road,
             Phone: 0471-2341477
 2.          ShriElayidathVenugopal,             NGOs
             P.B.No.186, P.G. Complex,
             Bank Road, Kozhikode – 673 001
             Phone: 0495-2766250
 3.          ShriThoppil Mohammed Meeran,        LINGUISTIC MINORITIES
             B-26, Veerabaghu Nagar,
             Pettai, Tirunelveli – 627 004
             Phone: 09994153005
 4.          Shri C.J. Kuttappan,                FOLKLORE
             Kerala Folklore Academy,
             Kannur – 670 001.
             Phone: 09847132026
 5.          Dr. K. Omanakkutty,                 PERFORMING ARTS
             Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014.
             Phone: 0471-2324343
 6.          Dr. M.R. Thampan,                   EDUCATION
             T.C.16/768, Kochar Road,
             Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014
             Phone: 09847855651
 7.          Dr. Beatrix Alexis,                 FINE ARTS
             Puthumana,Pattathanam –P.O,

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          Kollam – 691 021
          Phone: 0474-2748418
 8.       Shri P. Radhakrishnan,          SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
          Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014
          Phone: 0471 – 2321121
 9.       Smt. R. Parvathy Devi,          YOUTH WELFARE
          TRIDA Buildings,
          Medical College Post,
          Thiruvananthapuram – 695 011
          Phone: 09895395995
 10.      Dr. LathaBhaskar,               AGRICULTURE
          Ambady, KP 3-213,
          Mukkola –P.O,
          Phone: 09447073308
 11.      Dr. S. Jayasree,                HEALTH AND HYGIENE
          T.C.28/884, PRA-21,
          Phone: 0471-2452277
 12.      Mrs. AleyammaThampy,]           SOCIAL WELFARE
          Advisor, Helpage India,
          Mathirampallil, URA-14,
          Jyothi Lane, Nalanchira,
          Thiruvananthapuram – 695 015
          Phone: 09447031914
 13.      Sri O.K. Ramdas,                SPORTS
          C l u, Millennium Apartments,
          Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014.
          Phone: 0471 – 2340088
 14.      Smt. VimalaMenon,               LITERATURE
          Mulavana Junction,
          Phone: 0471-2444075

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                              RURAL PROGRAMME ADVISORY COMMITTEE

        There is no permanently constituted Advisory Committee for Rural and Agricultural
Programmes. Once I three months, a meeting will be held for inviting suggestions and expert
opinion in respect of planning and Broadcast of the programmes. In this meeting, department
and academic experts in the field of agriculture and allied sectors including farmers will be


       There is no permanently constituted Advisory Committee for Family Welfare
Programmes. Once in three months, a meeting will be convened inviting Doctors and other
experts in the field of Health and Hygiene, Social Welfare etc and their opinion and suggestions
are sought for future planning of the programme.

Whether meetings of these bodies areopen to the public: NO

Whether minutes of their meetings are accessible for public: The minutes of this committee
are meant to assist the competent authority in making its decision. However, the minutes
can be made available to the individual concerned/affected, on demand.

9.      Section 4(1)(b)(ix) A directory of its officers and employees:
                       Name of post                                  Name of Incumbent
1.     Station Director                                  Shri K.A. Muraleedharan
2.     Assistant Station Director                        Sri R. Vimalasenan Nair
                                                 1       Smt. Meera Rani
                                                 2       Smt. MallikaKurup
                                                 3       Smt. Leelamma Mathew
                                                 4       Smt. Rajeswari Mohan
                                                 5       Sri G. Sriram
                                                 6       Sri Narayanan Namboodiri
                                                 7       Smt. G. Jaya
3      Programme Executive
                                                 8       Sri Biju Mathew
                                                 9       Sri N. Raveendran
                                                 10      Sri K.J. Baben
                                                 11      Sri N. Sasikumar
                                                 12      Sri B. Vijaya Kumar
                                                 13      Sri P.U. Jose
                                                 14      Sri K.G. MuraleedharanPillai

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                                      1   Kum. Joice Jacob
                                      2   Sri M.V. Sasikumar
4.    Transmission Executive          3   Sri G. Santhosh Kumar
                                      4   Sri Manesh M.P.
                                      5   Sri P. Ramendra Kumar
                                      1   Sri George Mathew
5.    News Editor/Correspondent       2   Sri K. Roy Chacko
                                      3   Sri R.K. Pillai
6.    Correspondent - Cochin          1   Sri Raj Mohan .R.
                                      1   Sri M.S. Kurup
7.    Newsreader-cum-Translator       2   Smt. Sushama V. Mohan
                                      3   Sri K. Sreekantan Nair
8.    Music Composer                  1   Sri V. Muraleedharan
                                      1   Sri N.V. Narayanan
                                      2   Sri S.R. Mahadeva Sharma
                                      3   Sri R.V. Rajesh
                                      4   Sri V. Karthikeyan
9.    Instrumentalist                 5   Sri N. RaveendranAchari
                                      6   Smt B. RenjiniVarma
                                      7   Sri K. Vijayakumar
                                      8   Smt. ManjulaMrinalini
                                      9   Sri A.R. Arul
                                      1   Sri P. SheelaKumari
                                      2   Sri S. Rajasekharan

10.   Announcer                       3   Sri R. Ganesh

                                      4   Sri M. Sajeev
                                      5   Sri S. Chandrikakumari
11    Library Information Assistant   1   Sri Subhash Chandra Bose
                                      1   Sri P.B. Santhosh Kumar
12    Investigators
                                      2   Smt. Rekha Andrews
1.   Station Engineer                 1   Sri. N.S. Sanil Kumar
2.   Assistant Station Engineer       1   Sri G. Ramesh Chandran
                                      1   Sri K.A. Sukumaran
                                      2   Sri P.K. VelayudhanAsari
3.    Assistant Engineer              3   Smt. C.R. Mallika
                                      4   Sri M. Abdul Nazar
                                      5   Sri P.B. Lalji

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                                     1   Sri Saji Mathew
                                     2   Sri K.K. Mani
                                     3   Sri G. Baburaj
                                     4   Sri B. Sreekumaran Nair
4.   Senior Engineering Assistant
                                     5   Sri V. Suresh Kumar
                                     6   Sri P. Anuvardeen
                                     7   Sri Sunny Varghese
                                     8   Sri P. Sudhevan
                                     1   Sri M. Sreekantan Nair
                                     2   Smt. Sreeja K. Unnikrishnan
                                     3   Sri R.K. Rajesh
                                     4   Sri S. Vijayamohanan Nair
                                     5   Sri K.J.Biju
                                     6   Smt. P. Shani
                                     7   Shri T.V. Devarajan
                                     8   Shri K.K. Mahesh
                                     9   Sri Bhaskaran. K
                                    10   Smt. R.L. Bindu
5.   Engineering Assistant
                                    11   Sri Jayakrishnan .B.
                                    12   Sri P.S. Suresh
                                    13   Sri V. Kamalasanan
                                    14   Sri V.S. Saiju
                                    15   Smt. E.X. Juliet
                                    16   Sri T.P. Manoj
                                    17   Sri K.V. Ratheeshmon
                                    18   Smt. S. Valsala
                                    19   Vacant
                                    20   Vacant
                                     1   Smt. S. Geetha
                                     2   Sri M. Sreedharan Nair
6.   Senior Technician
                                     3   Sri Sasidharan Nair
                                     4   Sh.B.Unnikrishnan Nair
7.   Diesel Technician                   Sri S. Santhosh Kumar,
                                    1    Sri Regi M. Luke
                                    2    Sri K.G. Satheesh Kumar
                                    3    Sri A. Ramesh
8.   Technician                     4    Sri S. Rajan
                                    5    Sri D. Selvaraj
                                    6    Sri V. Suresh Kumar
                                    7    Sri S. Sajeev Kumar
9.   Helper                              Sri K.G. Sajeeshkumar
                                    1    Sri N. Sadasivan Nair
                                    2    Sri N. Surendrannair
                                    3    Sri M. Abdul Majeed
10. Motor Driver
                                    4    Sri C. Viswambaran
                                    5    Sri G. RadhakrishnaKurup
                                    6    Sri G. Mohandas

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1.  Administrative Officer       1.   Sri V. Pushparajan Nair
                                 1    Sri S.A. Latheef
2     Stenographer               2    Sri K. Joy
                                 3    Sri Vinod Kumar Pillai
3.    Head Clerk                  1   Smt. P. Aleyamma
4.    Accountant                  1   Smt. J. VasanthaKumariAmma
5.    Senior Store Keeper         1   Smt. D. Padmini
                                 1    Smt C.D. Valsakumari
                                 2    Sri V. Hirosh
                                 3    Sri V. Vijayan
                                 4    Sri K. Revikumar
6.    Upper Division Clerk       5    Smt. S. PremaPrabha
                                 6    Sri Ramakrishnan .R.
                                 7    Sri S.Y. Thomas
                                 8    Sri SabuPappachan
                                 9    Smt. Usha P. Kumar
                                 1    Sri Jacob Joseph
                                 2    Smt. C.P. Lalitha
                                 3    Sri P.T. Thomas
                                 4    SmtAnnammaKurien
                                 5    Smt P.R. Radhamma
                                 6    Sri K.G. Sreekumar
                                 7    Sri M. Vijayamohanan
                                 8    Smt. Rita Srikant
7.    Lower Division Clerk       9    SmtAshaSurendran
                                 10   Sri P. Monachan
                                 11   Smt. Shiny Alexander
                                 12   Sri Rameshan.EA
                                 13   Sri Shaji Kumar .T.
                                 14   Sri R. Sajikumar
                                 15   Smt. V.L. Suma
                                 16   Smt. R. Manjulakshmi
                                 17   Sri Haridas .T.C.
                                 1    Sri K. Premkumar
8     Studio Attendant
                                 2    Sri G. Rajendran
9.    Junior Library Attendant        Sri J. Sudarshanan
10.   Sorter                          Sri P. Vijayakumar
                                 1    Sri T. Yesodharan
11.   Daftry
                                 2    Smt. J. Devika Rani
                                 1    Sri C. Unnikrishnan
                                 2    Sri M. Manoj
12.   Peon                       3    Smt. T. Rema
                                 4    Smt. K. Bharati
                                 5    Smt L. Girija

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                                                    1          Sri P. RamachandraKurup
                                                    2          Sri N. Johnson
13        Security Guard                            3          Sri E.S. Abdul Karim
                                                    4          Sri T. Vijayakumar
                                                    5          Sri Abdul Hameed
                                                    1          Sri K. Ravi
14        Safaiwala
                                                    2          Sri Anil Kumar C.C.
                                                    1          Sri S. Sasidharan Nair
15.       Mali                                      2          Sri P.D. Mathew
                                                    3          Sri C. Krishnan Nair

Departmental Canteen
1    Halwai-cum-Cook                                           Sri V. Vijayagopalan
2    Clerk                                                     Sri T.R. Anil Kumar
4    Tea/Coffee Maker                                          Sri R. Sreekantan
5    Wash Boy                                                  Smt. V. Jayanthi

10.  Section 4(1)(b)(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers
andemployees, including the system of compensation as provided in the regulations:

                                          PRASAR BHARATI
                               BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF INDIA
                              ALL INDIA RADIO: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

                               DETAILS OF SALARY AS ON DATE 01.04.2011

    Sl.            Name & Designation      Pay in the    Grade           Gross        Deduction   Net Salary
    No.                                    Pay Band       Pay            Salary
1           Sri K.A. Muraleedharan         29650        6600          75211           14295       60916
1           Sri R. Vimalasenan Nair        26660        5400          57439           51887       5552
1           Smt. Leelamma Mathew           26530        5400          55505           11385       44120
2           Smt. Meera Rani                28070        5400          59650           6560        53090
3           SmtRajeswari Mohan             25990        5400          54114           12060       42054
4           Sri G. Sriram                  26530        5400          55960           12060       43905
5           Smt.MallikaKurup               26530        5400          55005           13715       41290
6           Sri K.J. Baben,                24880        5400          52682           12385       40297
7           Sri N. Raveendran              24880        5400          52282           9585        42697
8           Sri B. Vijaya Kumar            24310        5400          51342           11385       39957
9           Sri S. Narayanan Namboodiri    23760        5400          50834           12060       38774
10          Smt. G. Jaya                   23760        5400          50434           4595        45839

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11    Sri Biju Mathew                23760   5400   50434   5385    45049
12    Sri P.U. Jose                  21580   4800   44687   12355   32332
13    Sri K.G. MuraleedharanPillai   19680   4800   41552   6385    35167
14    Sri N. Sasi Kumar              20730   4800   43685   8885    34800
1     Sri M.S. Kurup                 30350   6600   63938   445     63493
2     Smt. Sushama V. Mohan          23350   6600   52138   9473    42665
3     Sri K. Sreekantan Nair         22640   6600   50566   14120   36446
1     Sri George Mathew              19370   4800   41041   7060    33981
2     Sri RamakrishnanPillai         18650   4600   40966   4173    36793
3     Sri Roy Chacko                 17370   4600   37411   10560   26851
4     Sri Raj Mohan                  19370   4800   41491   17053   24438
1     Sri V. Muraleedharan           17800   4600   38120   11385   26735
1     Sri N.V. Narayanan             25440   6600   55636   12060   43576
2     Sri V. Karthikeyan             20380   4600   42827   385     42442
3     Sri S.R. MahadevaSarma         18650   4600   39523   16060   23463
4     Sri A.R. Arul                  18220   4600   39263   11385   27878
5     Sri R.V. Rajesh                17370   4600   37411   11385   26026
6     Smt. A.L. ManjulaMrinalini     16920   4600   36668   18530   18138
7     Sri N. RavindranAchari         16710   4200   36062   11285   24777
8     Smt. B. RanjiniVarma           15350   4200   33418   11755   21663
9     Sri K. Vijayakumar             15350   4200   32658   8755    23903
1     Smt. S. ChandrikaKumari        17080   4200   32016   13281   18735
2     Smt. P. ShielaKumari           16710   4200   35662   21513   14149
3     Sri S. Rajasekharan            15940   4200   34791   6360    28431
4     Sri R. Ganesh                  15580   4200   33797   11060   22737
5     Sri M. Sajeev                  15200   4200   33570   4555    29015
1     Kum. Joice Jacob               22540   4600   45941   11708   34233
2     Sri M.V. Sasikumar             19800   4800   41750   8403    33347
3     Sri G. Santhosh Kumar          19800   4800   42200   12052   30148
4     Sri M.P. Manesh                10560   4200   25514   2170    23344
5     Sri P. Ramendra Kumar          9300    4200   23435   1988    21447
1     Sri P.B. Santhosh Kumar        15270   4200   33286   7830    25456
2     Smt. Rekha Andrews             13430   4200   30500   11540   18960
1     Sri Subhash Chandra Bose       17800   4600   38120   17917   20203
1     Sri N.S. Sanil Kumar           30360   7600   67328   10420   56908
1     Sri G. Ramesh Chandran         26440   5400   54856   11645   43211
1     Sri P.K.VelayudhanAsari        27650   5400   59432   18060   41372

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                             Page 53
2     Smt. C.R. Mallika              25580   4800   52207   15840   36367
3     Sri M. Abdul Nazar             24880   5400   53212   8538    44674
4     Sri P.B. Lalji                 25420   5400   53173   17385   35788
5     Sri K.A. Sukumaran             23190   5400   49494   3075    46419
1     Sri K.K. Mani                  23320   5400   51028   17560   33468
2     Sri G. Baburaj                 24880   5400   53192   27060   26132
3     Sri Saji Mathew                23320   5400   49708   20060   29648
4     Sri B. Sreekumaran Nair        21930   5400   47865   6385    41480
5     Sri V.Suresh Kumar             20720   5206   44724   11060   33664
6     Sri P. Anuvardheen             25390   540    54054   8222    45832
7     Sri P. Sudhevan                23300   5400   50995   5715    45280
8     Sri Sunny Varghese             21670   4600   44506   9090    35416
1     Sri T.V. Devarajan             23800   5400   51830   3355    46475
2     Sri B. Jayakrishnan            22380   5400   48997   10855   38142
3     Sri K.K.Mahesh                 21930   5400   48685   9855    38830
4     Smt. Shani.P                   20720   5013   42460   11385   31075
5     Sri K. Bhaskaran               20720   4800   43718   11030   32688
6     Smt. R.L. Binu                 20720   4800   44038   16030   28008
7     Smt. E.X. Juliet               20720   4800   44038   13030   31008
8     Smt. S. Valsala                20720   4800   43268   18605   24663
9     Smt. S. Vijayamohanan Nair     19800   4800   41750   10030   31720
10    Sri K.J. Biju                  19800   4800   41750   8355    33395
11    Sri P.S. Suresh                19800   4800   42490   5580    36910
12    Sri T.P. Manoj                 19730   4800   41041   16030   25011
13    Sri M. Sreekantan Nair         16500   4600   36375   18845   17530
14    Sri V. Kamalasanan             16500   4600   37015   10330   26685
15    Smt. Sreeja K. Unnikrishnan    12440   4200   26188   4671    21517
16    Sri R.K. Rajesh                12440   4200   29516   6030    23486
17    Sri V.S. Saiju                 13960   4600   31784   4655    27129
18    Sri K.V. Ratheeshmon           12440   4200   29116   1045    28071
1     Smt. S. Geetha                 14290   4600   32579   9430    23149
2     Sri M. Sreedharana Nair        15980   4600   35367   6670    28697
3     Sri B. Unnikrishnan Nair       15980   4600   36137   12685   23452
4     Sri Sasisdharan Nair           14960   4600   34024   3062    30962
1     Sri K G. Satheesh Kumar        13430   4200   31030   6055    24975
2     Sri Regi M. Luke               13430   4200   30780   14870   15910
3     Sri V. Suesh Kumar             13980   4200   31957   3488    28469
4     Sri A. Ramesh                  12870   4200   30096   12830   17766
5     Sri S. Rajan                   11770   4200   28391   7587    20804
6     SriD.Selvaraj                  11770   4200   28201   11201   17000
7     Sri S. SajeevKumar             11770   4200   28241   14755   13486
1     Sri S.Satheeshkumar            8840    2000   19256   3985    15271

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                             Page 54
1     Sri N. Sadasivan Nair       14080   4200    31592   10255   21337
2     Sri S. Surendran Nair       12060   2800    25739   10155   15584
3     Sri C. Viswambharan         12060   2800    25949   10330   15619
4     Sri M. Abdul Majeed         11170   28500   24481   10030   14451
5     Sri G. RadhakrishnaKurup    10960   2800    23924   10330   13597
6     Sri G.Mohandas              10730   2800    23545   12030   11515
1     Sri K.G. Shajeesh Kumar     7190    1900    16059   4332    11727
1     Sri V. Pushparajan Nair     18220   4600    38813   9755    29058
1     Sri S.A Latheef             18050   4800    39073   9330    29743
2     Sri K.Joy                   14650   4600    32923   9685    23238
3     Sri Vinod Kumar Pillai      11830   4200    28010   7530    20480
1     Smt. D.Padmini              12930   4200    29635   9160    20475
1     Smt. P. Aleyamma            15430   4600    34420   10330   24090
1     Smt.J. VasanthakumariAmma   12550   4200    28798   8900    19898
1     Sri V. Vijayan              15040   4600    33776   1330    23446
2     Sri V. Hirosh               12550   4200    28798   11610   17188
3     Sri SabuPappachan           11990   4200    28084   8330    19754
4     Smt. C.D. Valsakumari       11670   4200    27556   10444   17112
5     Sri K. Revikumar            11250   4200    26863   6925    19938
6     Smt. PremaPrabha            10270   2800    22726   12030   10696
7     Sri R. Ramakrishnan         11170   2800    24421   12733   11688
8     Sri S.Y. Thomas             11780   4200    27737   6352    21385
9     Sri Antony Mathew           10730   2800    23695   7830    15865
10    Smt. Usha P. Kumar          10310   2400    22522   10455   12067
1     Sri Jacob Joseph            11250   4200    27253   16470   10783
2     Smt. AnnammaKurien          10960   2800    24074   9722    14352
3     Sri P.T. Thomas             10730   2800    23485   10605   12880
4     Smt. C.P. Lalitha           10310   2400    22132   455     21677
5     SmtAshaSurendran            10730   2800    23485   8690    14795
6     Sri K.G. Sreekumar          10270   2800    24243   11455   12788
7     Sri P.R. Radhamma           10270   2800    22726   14218   8508
8     Sri M. Vijayamohanan        11400   2400    23930   10675   13255
9     Smt. Rita K.P. Srikanth     9470    2400    21116   6955    14161
10    Sri E.A Ramesan             9040    2400    20036   4330    15706
11    Sri ShajiKumar.T            9080    2400    20102   8675    11427
12    Smt. V.L. Suma              9040    2400    20036   7600    12436
13    Smt. R. Manjulekshmi        9230    2400    18234   6571    11663
14    Sri Haridas.T.C             9470    2400    20746   2330    18416

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                           Page 55
15    Smt. Shiny Alexander              8350    2000   18738   4455    13783
16    Sri P. Monachan                   8670    2000   19136   4330    14806
17    Sri R.Saji Kumar                  5880    1900   13577   3430    10147
1     Sri P. Vijayakumar                8490    2000   18739   10146   8593
1     Sri G. Rajendran                  8330    2000   18415   7515    10900
2     K. Premkumar                      9350    2400   18198   9111    9087
1     Sri T.Yesodharan                  8490    2000   16431   7270    9161
2     Smt. J. Devika Rani               8320    2000   18398   9100    9298
1     J. Sudarsanan                     7610    1900   15010   4771    10239
1     Sri C. Unnikrishnan               7870    1900   17611   4146    13465
2     Smt. K. Bharathy                  8490    2000   18739   6785    11954
3     Smt. T. Rema                      8820    2000   19283   5985    13298
4     Sri M. Manoj                      6710    1900   14847   2790    12057
1     Smt. L. Girija                    8490    2000   16431   6031    10400
1     Sri S. Sasidharan Nair            8490    2000   18739   8030    10709
2     Sri C. Krishnan Nair              8330    2000   18475   7335    11140
3     Sri P.D. Mathew                   8330    2000   18475   4990    13485
1     Sri P. RamachandraKurup           8510    2000   18772   4135    14637
2     Sri E.S. Abdul Kharim             8510    2000   18772   30      18742
3     Sri N. Johnson                    8510    2000   18772   3030    15742
4     Sri T. Vijyakumar                 8370    2000   18331   5030    13301
5     Sri V. Abdul Hameed               8360    2000   18524   4660    13864
1     Sri K. Ravi                       7400    1900   15985   4830    11155
2     Sri C. C. Anil Kumar              6090    1800   12291   1715    10576

1.    Sri V. Vijayagopalan, Halwal      10730   2800   23545   10455   13090
2.    Sri T.R. Anil Kumar, Clerk        10510   2800   23332   10730   12962
3.    Sri R. Sreekantan, Tea Maker      7720    1900   17303   7603    9700
4.    Smt. V. Jayanthi, Disch Cleaner   8330    2000   18265   6975    11290

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                Page 56
11. Section 4(1)(b)(xi) The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of
all plans, proposed expenditures are reports on disbursements made:


                                                            (Figures in thousands of Rs.)
 Sl.No.                  Sub-Head             Budget allotted          Expenditure
                                                 2010-11                 2010-11
1        Salaries (IRLA)                                   4000                  3933
2        Salaries (NON-IRLA)                              67970                 67556
3        Salaries (CONTRACT STAFF)                              0                  522
4        Salaries (NON-IRLA NEW)                             730                   725
5        Medical Treatment                                 1025                    783
6        Overtime Allowance                                  565                   534
7        Leave Salary Contribution (IRLA)                    205                   205
8        Leave Salary Contribution (NON-IRLA)              3594                  3594
9        Pensionary Contribution (IRLA)                     `485                   485
10       Pensionary Contribution (NON-IRLA)                7672                  7672
11       CPF Contribution                                     30                    30
12       Domestic Travel Expenses                          1000                    998
13       Office Expenses                                   4000                  3985
14       Rent, Rates & Taxes                               5381                  5393
15       Other Administrative Expenses                        67                    67
16       Motor Vehicles                                    2115                  2112
17       Scholarships & Stipends                              90                    90
18       Armed Guards                                      5624                  5623
19       Other Charges                                       292                   290
20       Power Supply Charges                              8227                  7111
21       Machinery & Equipment                             1700                  1687
         Minor Works                                       2634                  2549
         TOTAL REVENUE NON-PLAN                                 117406                 115974

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                                Page 57

1       Salaries (Non-IRLA)                      1352    1352
2       Medical Treatment                          15      15
3       Leave Salary Contribution (Non-IRLA)       77      77
4       Pensionary Contribution (Non-IRLA)        159     159
5       Domestic Travel Expenses                   11      11
6       Office Expenses                           130     128
7       Rent, Rates & Taxes                        11       0
8       Motor Vehicles                             40      39
9       Other Charges                              30      28
10      Power Supply Charges                     1990    1577
11      Machinery & Equipment                      80      74
12      Minor Works                                40      39
        TOTAL – PLAN                            3970    3499


1       NEWS-ON PHONE                              25      14
        TOTAL PLAN NEWS-ON PHONE                   25      14


1       P.P. & S.S.                              9804    9690
2       AkashvaniSangeethaSammelan                142     134
3       Royalty                                   462     462
4       Software-Production Digitalization of     200     115
        preserved programmes
5       Software-CD purchase                       50      31
6       In-house production software              200     136
        TOTAL – IEBR-REVENUE-NONPLAN            10858   10568


1       P.P. & S.S.                              2700    2199
2       Motor Vehicle                             300     300
3       Office Expenses                           450     450
4       Hospitality                                15      15
5       Domestic Travel Expenses                  100      99

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                               Page 58
        TOTALREVENUE       NON-PLAN        FOR                   3565          3063
12.  Section 4(1)(b)(xii) The manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the
amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes:

                                       Not Applicable
13.    Section 4(1)(b)(xiii) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations
granted by it:

                                       Not Applicable
14.   Section 4(1)(b)(xiv) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it,
reduced in an electronic form:

      All India Radio has following website on which information is available in an
electronic form:,

15.   Section 4(1)(b)(xv) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining
information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public
use :

       Under the Act, Central Public Information Officer has been designated in All
India Radio. Their particulars have also been published. Information, to the extent
permissible under the Act, can be sought from them

16.    Section 4(1)(b)(xvi) The names, designation and other particulars of the
publicinformation officers such other information as may be prescribed and thereafter
update these publications every year:

                           SRI K.A. MURALEEDHARAN,
                       THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – 695 014.
            Phone , 0471-2324406 (OFFICE), 0471-2353245 (RESIDENCE)

RTI AIR THIRUVANANTHAPURAM                                                              Page 59