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1Short title, extent and commencement
1) This Act may be called the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act, 1990 2) It extends to the whole of India.3) It shall come into force on s...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-a) "Akashvani" means the offices, stations and other establishments, by whatever name called, which, immedi...
3Establishment and composition of Corporation
1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may by notification appoint in this behalf, there shall be established for the purposes of this Act a ...
4Appointment of Chairman and other Members
1) The Chairman and the other members, except the ex officio Members, the Nominated Member and the elected Members shall be appointed by the President of Indi...
5Powers and functions of Executive Members
The executive Member shall be the Chief Executive of the Corporation and shall, subject to the control and supervision of the Board, exercise such powers and ...
6Term of office, conditions of service, etc., of Chairman and other Members
1) The Chairman shall be Part-time Member and shall hold office for a term of six years from the date on which he enters upon his office.2) The Executive Me...
7Removal and suspension of Chairman and Members
–1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (3), the Chairman or any other Member, except an ex officio Member , the Nominated Member and an elected Member, ...
8Meetings of Board
1) The Board shall meet at such times and places and shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings (includin...
9Officers and other employees of Corporation
1) Subject to such control, restrictions and conditions as may be prescribed, the Corporation may appoint, after consultation with the Recruitment Board, the ...
10Establishment of Recruitment Boards
1) The Corporation shall, as soon as may be, after the appointed day and in such manner and subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be prescribed, ...
11Transfer of service of existing employees to Corporation
1) Where the Central Government has ceased to perform any functions which under Section 12 are the functions of the Corporation, it shall be lawful for the Ce...
12Functions and powers of Corporation
1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, it shall be the primary duty of the Corporation to organize and conduct public broadcasting services to inform, educ...
13Parliamentary Committee
1) There shall be constituted a Committee consisting of twenty-two Members of Parliament, of whom fifteen of the House of the People to be elected by the Memb...
14Establishment of Broadcasting Council, term of office and removal, etc., of members thereof
1) There shall be established, by notification, as soon as may be after the appointed day, a Council, to be known as the Broadcasting Council, to receive and ...
15Jurisdiction of, and the procedure to be followed by, Broadcasting Council
1) The Broadcasting Council shall receive and consider complaints from –a) any person or group of persons alleging that a certain programme or broadcast or th...
16Transfer of certain assets, liabilities etc., of Central Government to Corporation
As from appointed day, -a) all property and assets (including the Non-lapsable Fund) which immediately before that day vested in the Central Government for the...
17Grants, etc., by Central Government
For the purposes of enabling the Corporation to discharge its functions effectively under this Act, the Central Government may, after due appropriation made b...
18Fund of Corporation
1) The Corporation shall have its own Fund and all the receipts of the Corporation (including the amounts which stand transferred to the Corporation under Sec...
19Investment of moneys
The Corporation may invest its moneys in the securities of the Central Government or any State government or in any such other manner as may be prescribed....
20Annual Financial Statement of the Corporation
1) The Corporation shall prepare, in each financial year, an Annual Financial Statement for the next financial year showing separately -a) The expenditure whi...
21Accounts and Audit of Corporation
1) The Corporation shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts in such forms and in such manner as m...
22Corporation not liable to be taxed
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), or any other enactment for the time being in force relating to income-tax or any...
23Power of Central Government to give directions
1) The Central Government may, from time to time as and when occasion arises, issue to the Corporation such directions as it may think necessary in the intere...
24Power of Central Government to obtain information
The Central Government may require the Corporation to furnish such information as that Government may consider necessary....
25Report to Parliament to certain matters and recommendations as to against the Board
1) Where the Board persistently makes default in complying with any directions issued under Section 23 or fails to supply the information required under Secti...
26Office of Member not to disqualify a Member of Parliament
It is hereby declared that the office of the member of the Broadcasting Council or of the Committee constituted under Section 13 shall not disqualify its hold...
27Chairman, Members, etc., to be public servants
The Chairman and every other Member, every officer or other employee of the Corporation and every member of a Committee thereof, the President and every membe...
28Protection of action taken in good faith
No suit or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Corporation, the Chairman or any Member or officer or other employee thereof or the President or a mem...
29Authentication of orders and other instruments of Corporation
All orders and decisions of the Corporation shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairman or any other Member authorized by the Corporation in this ...
30Delegation of powers
The Corporation may, by general or special order, delegate to the Chairman or any other Member or to any officer of the Corporation, subject to such condition...
31Annual Report
1) The Corporation shall prepare once in every calendar year, in such form and within such time as may be prescribed, an annual report giving a full account o...
32Power to make rules
1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act.2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generalit...
33Power to make regulations
1) The Corporation may, by notification, make regulations not inconsistent with this Act and the rules made thereunder for enabling it to perform its function...
34Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
Every rule and every regulation made under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session...
35Power to remove difficulties
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order, published in the Official Gazette, make such pr...
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