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Senior DD official suspended for not airing Modi speech
Tamil Nadu

Senior DD official suspended for not airing Modi speech

S Murari

Prasar Bharathi has suspended R Vasumathi, an assistant director of DD’s Podhigai channel for allegedly failing to telecast Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at IIT Madras on Sept 30.

Sources said the channel deputed 15 members to cover all programmes of Modi but failed to air only his address at the Singapore-India Hackathon at IIT.

The suspension was issued after an explanation was sought. Not satisfied with her reply, she was served with suspension order by chief executive officer Shashi Shekhar Vampati under Central Services Rules 1965.