Bollywood actor Kajol is will be a part-time member of the Prasar Bharati board. A committee headed by Vice President Hamid Ansari chose her for the position from a list of eminent names.
Apart from Kajol, the committee has nominated Shashi Shekhar Vempati, who has over a decade-and-half long experience of working with Infosys and heads an online media company, the sources said.
Sources said that a meeting of the three-member committee headed by the Vice President and including Press Council of India chief CK Prasad as well as I&B secretary Sunil Arora had met to decide on nominees for two vacant positions of part time members on the Prasar Bharati Board.
“The names of actor Kajol and Vempati have been chosen by the committee for the Prasar Bharati board and orders will soon be issued as per the due process,” a source said.
As per the Prasar Bharati Act, the public broadcaster should have six part-time members on its Board, which is headed by its chairman. Two of these positions had been vacant.
Kajol was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan-Varun Dhawan-starrer Dilwale that hit theatres in December 2015.
The I&B ministry had earlier forwarded around 7-8 names from which the committee made the selection.