Chennai, Jan 08 (Agencies): Discussions on new recruitment rules and service conditions for the employees of Prasar Bharti were in "advanced stages", a senior official said here on Saturday.

After a series of discussions, new recruitment rules and service conditions and a human resource policy for the employees would be out in another three-four months, Prasar Bharati Member, Personnel, V Shivakumar said.

"Yes yes the discussions are in advance stages (on new recruitment rules and service conditions..) we are expecting it to be out in another three-four months...", he said.

The public service broadcaster was on its way to have its own HR policies on the lines of global practices, he said.

"The Government has constituted a Group of Ministers which has decided that Prasar Bharati can have its own recruitment rules and service conditions.. talks are on in advance stages on this...," he added.

Earlier, addressing a seminar on "The concept and practice of Public Service Broadcasting in a multi-channel Environment" organised by the Programme Staff Association of All India Radio and Doordarshan here, he said, some of the staff related issues would be addressed promptly hereafter.

"We have started the excercise on addressing the staff related issues, I agree it is not going on at the required pace...but we will improve it..".

He said a committee had been constituted to look into the employee related issues and would also have regular discussions with them (employees).

On the Human Resource Policy for the employees, he said it will be a fresh beginning for the employees once it was out.

Stating that the credibility of AIR and Doordarshan had "not" come down over the years, he said, "be it any government function in New Delhi like the Republic Day parade, it gets covered only by Doordarshan and AIR.. infact, the recently concluded Common Wealth Games was also covered by Doordarshan and AIR...We have good reputation for that...we just need to take it to our advantage on our growth (path)..", he said.

He also lauded AIR and Doordarshan for telecasting programmes on welfare measures for the society. "Besides AIR and Doordarshan, which television channel telecast programmes on development of girl child or the benefits of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan ?" he asked.