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    Guidelines for Acquisition of TV Programs


    G. Evaluation-cum-Selection Committee at Regional Kendras
    The Evaluation-cum-Selection Committee at Regional Kendras shall comprise the following officials:
    DDG in-charge of the Zone-Chairman.
    Director of the Kendra
    Chief Producer/Executive Producer (in-charge of acquisition)-convener
    Programme Officer (acquisition)
    Supdt. Engineer / Station Engineer
    Three outside experts (including one lady) to be nominated out of the panel of 15 experts approved by DG: Doordarshan/Member (Finance)/CEO Prasar Bharati drawn from the fields of entertainment, films, media, etc. for a period of 2 years from the date of approval.  The names of experts for a particular meeting will be finalized by Zonal DDG from the approved panel.

    In case of non-availability of Chairmen of the Evaluation-cum-Selection Committee at Headquarters as well as Kendra level, the senior most member of the Committee will act as Chairman.

    H. Evaluation-cum-Selection Committee

    The Committee shall examine in detail all aspects of proposal and decide upon its suitability and feasibility for Doordarshan.
    The Committee shall also view the cassettes of the programme to adjudge its production and technical quality,
    The Committee shall also take into account inter-alia the shelf life of the programme for deciding the acquisition.
    The Committee shall recommend the number of episodes to be acquired in case of programmes of different genres.
    In case of the programmes already telecast on Doordarshan or/and other Channel, TRP of the programme, if available, will be given due weightage. 
    The Committee shall ensure that programmes to be acquired conform to the Broadcasting Code of Prasar Bharati.
    The Committee would record its recommendations for final approval by the Director General, Doordarshan also indicating reasons for recommending rejection/acceptance of the proposals.
    In such cases in which it is not possible to hold the formal meeting of the committee due to shortage of time, the decision shall be taken by circulation of file/preview of cassettes. ...continued..