The presiding officers of each homes of Parliament have set the ball rolling for the merger of Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV right into a single entity, SANSAD TV, which is able to quickly transfer to hunt requisite authorities license.
Based on a round issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, retired IAS officer Ravi Capoor has been appointed the CEO of the brand new built-in channel for a interval of 1 12 months, starting March 1.
“Consequent upon the joint declaration of the Rajya Sabha Chairman and Lok Sabha Speaker to merge RSTV and LSTV into Sansad Tv (SANSAD TV), Ravi Capoor has been appointed as Chief Govt Officer, SANSAD TV, on contract foundation, for a interval of 1 12 months with speedy impact,” the round reads.
Sources stated although the channels are being built-in into single entity, it is going to perform on two platforms throughout the parliament classes — one to telecast dwell proceedings of Lok Sabha and the opposite of Rajya Sabha.
Through the inter-session interval, the channel might be on one single platform having enriched bilingual contents (Hindi and English), senior officers of the 2 secretariats stated.
The combination of two channels will result in substantial financial savings and improved effectivity with pooling of assets and synchronisation of belongings, they stated.
Sources stated it has but not been determined whether or not the brand new channel will come beneath the ambit of Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha secretariats or might be administered by each.
In November 2019, after deliberations between Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, a committee headed by former Prasar Bharati Chairman Surya Prakash was shaped to work out integration of the 2 channels.
The committee had submitted its report final 12 months.