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Sircar orders probe after historian’s dig at DD’s ‘sloppy production’

MUMBAI: Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar is facing the heat once again. This time the dig came from NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy and historian Pushpesh Pant for sloppy production of a programme titled ‘Kitabnama’.

Debroy tweeted, “Recorded with @PushpeshPant for Kitabnama. DD’s inefficiency remarkable. @jawharsircar please note.”

This was followed by a tweet from Pant: “@bibekdebroy @jawharsircar Shocking! Haven’t ever received such shoddy treatment or sat through such sloppy production in studio. Sabotage?”

“Crew in studio much too casual. Couldn’t care less. Apparently bred [bored] with programme. No professional pride. Kitabnaama n Namita resented?” he said in another tweet.

Sircar, on his part, immediately took note of it and ordered a probe into the matter: “Apologies: we’ll penalise! I have ordered full enquiry!”