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Sep 14, 2017 12:47 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu calls for audit of Rajya Sabha TV

The Vice-President, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, has raised questions over the making of a feature film, renting office space and hiring cabs.

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu calls for audit of Rajya Sabha TV

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Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu has sought a performance and expenditure audit of Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) after discovering that the government-owned channel has incurred an annual expenditure of Rs 60 crore, reports The Economic Times.

The channel was founded in 2008 and covers proceedings of Rajya Sabha (Upper House) of Parliament.

The Vice-President, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, has raised questions over the making of a feature film, renting office space and hiring cabs.

He has also questioned why did RSTV did not buy its own office space instead of paying an annual rent of Rs 25 crore to the New Delhi Municipal Corporation for using Talkatora Stadium.

In addition, RSTV officials also did not have details about the channel's viewership.

Naidu also said that efforts need to be made to expand the channel’s reach, apart from rationalisation of manpower and other resources.

Naidu stressed the need for maximising the strength of RSTV and exploring a business tie-up with Prasar Bharati.
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