Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Sekhar Vempati suspended assistant director of the Chennai Doordarshan Kendra R Vasumathi after he skipped live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the IIT Madras on September 30.
R Vasumathi who was in-charge of DD Podhigai (Doordarsan’s Tamil language channel) failed to broadcast PM’s first speech. However, DD News Delhi and other channels aired the Prime Minister’s Chennai event live.
Prasar Bharti CEO in an order dated October 1 suspended R Vasumathi.
CEO Vempati didn’t divulge any details on the matter and said it is an internal issue.