Govt merge Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha into Sansad TV

NewsBharati    02-Mar-2021
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New Delhi, March 02: In a major development, the centre on Tuesday merged two parliament channels- loksabha and Rajyasabha TV into Sansad Television (Sansad TV). The government further appointed IAS officer Ravi Capoor as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sansad TV for a period of one year.
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The release notice said that “Consequent upon the joint decision of the Chairman, Rajya Sabha and the Speaker, Lok Sabha to merge RSTV and LSTV into Sansad Television (Sansad TV)."

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“Ravi Capoor, IAS (1986: Assam-Meghalaya) (Retd) has been appointed as the CEO, Sansad TV, on a contract basis, for a period of one year with immediate effect or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” it added.

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In November 2019, after deliberations between Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, a committee headed by former Prasar Bharati Chairman Surya Prakash was formed for the integration of the two channels.