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File No. STI(T)/DR – EA/2008

All India Radio and Doordarshan require 215 Engineering Assistants for Radio
Stations/Doordarshan Kendras/LPTV Relay Centres etc. in the network. These vacancies may be
treated as tentative which are subject to change in future with the change in circumstance, if any.
The network has been divided into five Zones i.e. North Zone, East Zone, North East Zone, West
Zone and South Zone comprising of the States as given below-:

NORTH ZONE Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan,
Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh.

EAST ZONE West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand,

NORTH EAST ZONE Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh,
Nagaland & Sikkim .

WEST ZONE Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa,

Union Territories of Daman and Diu, Dadar and Nager Haveli.

SOUTH ZONE Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Union Territories of
Pondicherry , Andaman & Nicobar islands and Lakshadweep.

The above vacancies will be filled up on zonal basis. Break up of posts under each Zone is as below:

Category Vacancy Total

North Zone East Zone North East West Zone South Zone
(NZ) (EZ) Zone (NEZ) (WZ) (SZ)

SC 27 Nil 02 03 06 38
ST 5 Nil 08 04 02 19
OBC 27 01 08 07 11 54
UR 47 01 19 15 22 104
Total* 106 2 37 29 41 215

(i) *Out of total 215 vacancies, 06 vacancies(03 for NZ & 01 each for WZ, SZ & NEZ) are reserved for
PH candidates & 07 vacancies(04 for SZ & 03 for WZ) are reserved for Ex Serviceman.

(ii) Eligibility criteria for PH candidates:

Only partially deaf (PD) and those having limited tolerance to exercise (FT) are eligible for
recruitment under physically handicapped (P.H.) category. Visually handicapped, completely deaf &
dumb are not eligible to apply.
1) Scale of Pay: Rs.5000-150-Rs.8000/-.
plus usual allowances as admissible which is likely to be

2) Classification: The appointment will be governed by the terms and conditions

applicable to Prasar Bharati employees.

3) Qualification:
a)Essential:Three years Diploma in Radio/Tele-
Electrica Communication Engineering recognised by Government
of India.

Degree with Physics as one of the subjects from a
recognised University.
Degree in Engineering in the relevant field (as mentioned above
for Diploma) from a recognised University
Diploma in Sound recording and Sound Engineering awarded by
Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

b) Desirable: Knowledge of Wireless or Radio Engineering

4) Age: 18 - 27 years as on 07/10/2008

( Upper age limit is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/Departmental
candidates/Ex-serviceman/PH and those who had ordinarily been
domiciled in the state of J&K during the period with effect from
01.01.1980 – 31.12.1989 as given below:-
i) For SC/ST candidates : - 05 years
ii) For OBC: - 03 years
iii) For Deptt. Gen. Category candidates: - Up to the age
of 40 years
iv) For deptt. SC/ST candidates:- Up to the age of 45 years
v) For PH general candidates: - 10 years
vi) For SC/ST category PH candidates: 15 years
vii) For Ex-servicemen - service rendered in Army/Navy/
Air Force+ three years

viii)For candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of

J & K during the period of 1.1.1980 – 31.12.1989 : - 05 years)
i) Age limit and essential qualifications must be fulfilled as on 07.10.2008 (closing date)

ii) Ex-servicemen, who have already joined Government job in civil side, after availing of the
benefits given to them as Ex-Servicemen for the re-employment, are eligible to the age concession
for securing another employment in a higher grade. However, they are not eligible for the benefit of
reservation for Ex-servicemen for securing another employment in higher grade.
iii) Departmental candidates are those who have put in at least three years of continuous service on
07.10.2008 in All India Radio and Doordarshan and other media units under Ministry of Information
and Broadcasting in the post of Technician/Sr. Technician or equivalent posts.

iv) Any person intending to avail the relaxation at 4(viii) above shall submit the certificate from
either District Magistrate within whose jurisdiction he/she had ordinarily resided or any other
authority designated for this purpose by the Govt of Jammu & Kashmir that he/she had ordinarily
been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.

Maintenance and operation of Electrical / Electronics equipments (Radio/TV) at various ALL INDIA
RADIO and DOORDARSHAN Centres in the network. The appointee will be required to work mainly in
shifts and is liable to be transferred anywhere in the Zone selected by him/her.


The recruitment will be made on the basis of a written test of two hours duration scheduled to be
held on 21/12/2008 from 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs at different centers shown in Table – I , column-(2).
The written test will consist of one paper having 175 objective type questions based on the syllabus
of three years Diploma courses/B. Sc (Physics) and 25 objective type questions on General
Knowledge and Current Affairs. Each question will carry two marks. Negative marking will be
resorted for wrong answer. One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.


(i) Obtaining Application forms:-

Applications should be submitted in the prescribed OMR Application Form. The application fee is
Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) for General / OBC candidates & Rs 25/- (Rupees Twenty
Five) for SC/ ST/ PH / Ex-Serviceman candidates. The application form can be obtained w.e.f.
01/09/2008 to 30/09/2008 in person or by post as per following procedure:-

(a) In person-: The forms can be collected from any of the main branch of State Bank of India
given in Table-I, column(3) w.e.f. 01/09/2008 to 30/09/2008 after depositing the required
application fee in cash to the bank. In case of SC/ ST/ PH / Ex-Serviceman candidates, an attested
copy of SC/ST/PH/Ex-Serviceman certificate is also required to be submitted at the bank for
availing concessional application fee. The candidate shall be required to pay additional handling
charges of Rs. 10/-(Ten) also to the bank. The candidate shall have to deposit in cash either Rs.
(25+10) 35/- or Rs. (100+10) 110 in cash, depending upon the category to which he/she belongs.

(b) Through post-: A request letter in candidate's own handwriting along with self addressed
envelope of size 14” X 10” with postal stamp of Rs.32/- duly affixed on it, Demand draft of
application fee amount (Rs. 100/- or Rs. 25/- depending on the category) in favour of "Prasar
Bharati(BCI) payable at New Delhi" and an attested copy of SC/ST/PH/Ex-Serviceman certificate in
case of candidates of these categories in support of availing concessional application fee should be
sent to Chief Engineer(Training), Staff Training Institute(Technical), AIR & Doordarshan,
Kingsway, Delhi-110009 during the above period. Demand Draft payable at a place other than
New Delhi shall not be entertained. The name and address of the candidates should be written on
the back side of demand draft. The envelope of request letter should be superscribed with
“Recruitment of Engineering Assistants-2008”. Prasar Bharati will not be responsible for late
receipt of application forms at the candidate’s address by post. Application fee will be non-

(ii) Filling of Application forms:-

(a) Candidates have to select one of the Zones for appointment (North, West, East, North East, or
South) and indicate the same in the application form. Choice for more than one zone will lead to
rejection of application. Zone, once selected, will not be changed under any circumstances.

(b)The candidate may opt for an Examination Centre only in the Zone opted for and not in other
zones. However, the candidate could be allotted to any other examination centre within the Zone
depending upon exigencies. The zone-wise details of cities where written test will be conducted are
given in Table –I column (2). Actual venue in these cities will be indicated in the Admit Card. Once
allocated, change of examination centre will not be allowed.

(c) A recent passport size colour photograph should be pasted (not pinned) on the application form.

(d) The OMR application form should be filled up carefully by following the instructions printed
therein. None of the certificates like proof of caste/PH/Ex-Serviceman, date of birth, educational
qualifications, and domicile certificate in J&K etc. should be enclosed with the OMR form. All these
certificates will be verified in ORIGINAL before the appointment. If any of these certificates or any
information furnished by candidates is found incorrect at any stage before or after appointment; the
candidature as well as the appointment will be cancelled.

(iii) Submission of Application forms:-

The applications should be submitted to the respective Zonal Chief Engineers on the basis of
zone opted for appointment, at the addresses given below , by post or courier or in person so as
to reach on or before 1600 hrs on 07/10/2008. The candidates who are depositing their applications
personally may deposit their application on any working day during 1000-1600 hrs up to
07/10/2008. In respect of applications received only by post(speed post/by courier) from the
candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunchal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland,
Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and spiti District and Pangi Sub Division of Chamba
District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, the last date for
receipt of application is 15/10/2008.

Applications should only be submitted to the addresses given below and not to any other
offices of Prasar Bharati as per zone opted :-

1. Chief Engineer (NZ), AVM 2. Chief Engineer (SZ),AVM

All India Radio & Doordarshan, All India Radio & Doordarshan,
Jam Nagar House Hutments Swami Sivananda Salai,
Shahjahan Road, Chennai – 600 005.
New Delhi-110011 (Zone Code-2, South Zone)
. (Zone Code – 1, North Zone )

3. Chief Engineer(EZ), AVM 4. Chief Engineer (WZ)AVM

All India Radio & Doordarshan, All India Radio & Doordarshan
4th floor, Akashvani Bhawan, 101, M.K. Road,
Eden garden, Mumbai – 400 020
Kolkata -700 001. (Zone Code-4, West zone)
(Zone Code-3, East Zone)

5. Chief Engineer (NEZ), AVM

All India Radio & Doordarshan,
Dr. P. Kakoti Building,
Ganesh Guri Chariali,
Guwahati – Shillong Road,
Guwahati – 781006.
(Zone Code-5, North East Zone)

The candidates are advised to keep a record of the serial number of the application form.
Incomplete applications, applications received in violation of the instructions and applications
received late shall be rejected summarily. No correspondence, whatsoever, shall be entertained in
this regard.

Admit card will be dispatched to all eligible candidates Under Postal Certificate by the first week of
December, 2008. The candidates along with Admit Card should report to the Examination
Superintendent at the place of written test indicated in the Admit Card half an hour before the
scheduled time. Candidates not in possession of Admit Card will not be allowed entry to the
Examination Hall. All the information relating to this examination including notification and any
change in the schedule of examination will be displayed on the following websites: and The required information can be seen by clicking
link "Information" on home page. Suitable announcements will also be made through All India

The answer sheet will also be in OMR format and the instructions given therein will have to be
strictly followed. Candidates have to carry ball pen/HB pencil for answering the questions. Use of
calculator/slide rulers will be permitted. Use of any form of mobile communication like cell phone,
pager, etc. inside the hall is strictly prohibited.

The SC/ST candidates, who are not employed anywhere, will be paid single to and fro sleeper II
class rail fare / ordinary bus fare by shortest route from his place of residence as mentioned in his
mailing address to the place of Examination for attending the test as admissible under the rules.
The candidate should present original bus / railway ticket and attested photocopy of caste certificate
at the examination centre for this purpose. Decision of Controller of examination Centre regarding
payment of TA shall be final.

Results will be declared by the respective Zones separately through the ‘Employment News' and
the same will also be available on the website of All India Radio & Doordarshan mentioned above.
Correspondence, if any, after the declaration of the result is to be made with the respective Zonal
Chief Engineers. Roll No. and name of the centre must be indicated at the top of the letter in bold
capital letters in all such correspondences.
(1) (2) (3)

Delhi New Delhi New Delhi

Union Territory Chandigarh Chandigarh

of Chandigarh

Haryana - Hissar

Punjab Jallandhar Jallandhar/Bhatinda

Rajasthan Jaipur Jaipur/Jodhpur/Udaipur/

Jodhpur Bikaner/Jaisalmer/Kota

Himachal Pradesh Shimla Shimla/Dharamsala


Jammu & Kashmir Jammu Srinagar/Jammu/Leh


Uttar Pradesh Allahabad Allahabad/Varanasi/Jhansi/Lucknow/

Jhansi Bareilly/Kanpur/Agra/Gorakhpur

Uttarakhand Haridwar Haridwar/Dehradun/Almora/Chamoli


Assam Guwahati Guwahati/Dibrugarh/Silchar


Sikkim Gangtok Gangtok

Nagaland Kohima Kohima/Mokokchung

Manipur Imphal Imphal

Meghalaya Shillong Shillong/Tura

Mizoram Aizwal Aizwal

Tripura Agartala Agartala

Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar Itanagar

Maharashtra Mumbai Mumbai/Pune/Nagpur/Kolhapur/Jalgaon
Nagpur Aurangabad/Chandrapur

Gujarat Ahmedabad Ahmedabad/Surat/Rajkot/Bhuj


Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Indore/Bhopal/Jabalpur/Gwalior/Rewa


Chattisgarh Raipur Raipur/Jagdalpur/Ambikapur


Goa Panaji Panaji

Tamil Nadu Chennai Chennai/ Tiruchirapalli /Coimbatore
Tiruchirapalli Nagercoil/Madurai

Karnataka Bangalore Bangalore/Dharwad/Gulbarga/Mangalore

Dharwad Bhadravati

Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Hyderabad/ /Vijayawada/ Visakhapatnam

Vijayawada Tirupati/Kurnool

Kerala Calicut Trivandrum/Cochin/Calicut/Cannanore


Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair

Lakshdeep - Kavaratti

Pondicherry - Pondicherry

West Bengal Kolkata Kolkata/Siliguri/Asansole/Murshidabad/

Orissa Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur/Rourkela/Berhampur

Bihar Patna Patna/Bhagalpur/Darbhanga

Jharkhand Ranchi Ranchi/Jamshedpur/Daltonganj/Dhanbad

*Actual venue in these cities will be indicated in the Admit Card.

Chief Engineer(Trg.)
Radio Colony, Delhi-09