Prasar Bharati recently released a procurement policy for the first time in the spirit of ease of doing business. The procurement policy was launched by Secretary I&B Shri Anup Chandra in the presence of Additional Secretary Neerja Sekhar and other higher officials.
The procurement policy is a directive to all procurement entities in all Prasar Bharati verticals including All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD) to procure materials, services, and work of the specified quality at the most competitive prices in a fair, just, and transparent manner.
The procurement policy will help Prasar Bharati have a uniform and well-documented policy in place ensuring that critical works are completed on time, in a well-coordinated manner and with fewest cost overruns possible. The procurement policy will be segregated into major steps with modes of procurement which will impact on process standardization and reduction in procurement timelines.