Prasar Bharati has announced the closure of its All India Radio’s national channel and regional training academies in five cities. The regional academies affected by the closure will be in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram .
Times Of India reports that the decision has been made as a part of a “cost-cutting measure”. The news was communicated to the All India Radio director general through an order on 24th December 2018.
The order said, “The programme, technical, ministerial and other staff posted at National Channel in Todapur and Nagpur etc, apart from those working at Regional Academies of Broadcasting and Multimedia in five cities, may be posted as per the requirement of the organisation.”
The state broadcaster channel was set up in 1987 and broadcast content from 06:00 to 18:00.