UNION Government today said it has no plans to stop PTI and UNI News Services in All India Radio. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said Prasar Bharati has informed that presently, News Services Division of All India Radio (AIR) is subscribing to PTI and UNI news agencies.
It is also having free trial service of Hindustan Samachar. The Minister was responding to a query whether the government has any plans to stop services by PTI and UNI in AIR and to get news service from Hindustan Samachar in one or two months.
Mr Rathore said, reviews of performance of News Agencies are done from time to time to assess their value and relevance taking into accounts the unique position of AIR in the country. He said, the services of news agencies are used to supplement the news requirement of AIR.