Ordinance: Kamath ceases to be Prasar Bharati Board Chairman

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New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) The Government has brought out an ordinance, reducing the term of the Prasar Bharati Chairman to three years from six years, which relieves incumbent M V Kamath of his post with immediate effect.

However, CEO Prasar Bharati B S Lalli will get a full five years as the ordinanace has raised the upper age limit for the post from 62 to 65. Besides, it has raised the term of the post to six years from five years, a senior official told UNI.

''The ordinance, which amends section 6 of the Prasar Bharati Act, has come into force from yesterday,'' the officail said.

Mr Kamath, a senior journalist, had been appointed as Chairman of the Board by the previous NDA government.

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