According to a source, Bollywood diva Kajol may lose her place in the Prasar Bharati board over her repeated absence from the meetings of the public broadcaster.
A source says, The matter was raised by several agitated members at a recent board meeting after which the Union information and broadcasting ministry is understood to be looking into the issue.
The actress, who has starred in several hit movies like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Yeh Dillagi, Baazigar and Gupt, was appointed to the board as its part-time member in February 2016.
Reportedly, Kajol has skipped the final four meetings of the board, making her liable for removal from the position.
“A member is deemed to have vacated office if absent for three consecutive meetings of the board without the consent of the chairman,” sources said.
After the actor’s repeated absence, without permission, was pointed out at the Prasar Bharati board meeting held last week, a report has been sought by the I&B ministry regarding the issue.
Sources stated that the actress may be provided with an opportunity to present her side and also explain her position. “After receiving a reply, the ministry is expected to take a decision on the issue,” .
Kajol was in the news recently when she sought to clarify to the public that a meat dish, she was photographed eating, was not beef.
Prasar Bharati is an independent body, under the I&B ministry’s administrative jurisdiction, which governs public broadcasters Doordarshan and All-India Radio.
Members are paid, airfare, hotel and travel payment and an allowance for attending the board meetings.
The public broadcaster is governed by a board, which comprises a chairman, an executive member, a member each for finance and personnel matters, six part-time members, I&B ministry’s representative (one) and the DGs of AIR and Doordarshan as ex-officio members.
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