Prasar Bharati taking legal recourse to recover 900 cr dues

Prasar Bharati taking legal recourse to recover 900 cr dues

New Delhi: State broadcaster ‘Doordarshan’ is owed over 900 crore by various private companies and government departments and the Prasar Bharati is now taking legal recourse to recover these dues, government said on Monday.

As per the details that Jatua shared with the house, old or dead agencies owed Doordarshan 48.11 crore as outstanding dues. As per the list shared with Parliament, a total of 154 such companies owed Doordarshan 17.56 crore as principal amount while 30.54 crore was the interest that had accrued on this amount.

A much more sizeable 775 crore were outstanding dues against 84 defaulting agencies whose case was under arbitration.

Outstanding dues against advertising agencies in Doordarshan records was 70.9 crore. Goverment agencies also owed Doordarshan 40.28 crore as dues.

Jatua said that Prasar Bharati and Doordarshan had been issuing reminders to defaulting agencies, whose bank guarantees and accreditation status has been frozen. Legal notices have been issued in many cases and continue to be issued he said.

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