A former bureaucrat, who was earlier the Information and Broadcasting Secretary and also served as the Chairman of Air India, Sunil Arora has been appointed as an advisor in public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.
Arora also featured in at least three conversations in the Radia Tapes scandal.
In the purported tapes, Arora is heard speaking to Niira Radia about providing pointers on the airline industry to Ratan Tata and Tarun Das ahead of the latterâ€™s meeting with the then Prime Minister, discussing corruption in the judiciary, and union cabinet appointments.
A 1980-batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, Arora was the I&B secretary before he retired earlier this year.
Earlier in August, a senior official had told PTI, "Arora has been appointed as an advisor in public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.â€ť
It was also reported by PTI that the ministry had sent a proposal to Prasar Bharati some time back for Arora to be made an advisor, which was later accepted.
Social media users have questioned the appointment.
Dada @jawharsircar have immense respect for you. How can you allow #RadiaTapes man Sunil Arora to come back to @prasarbharati?What a SHAME!â€” Aashish (@aashish_bhalla) August 31, 2016
Ecosystem has high hopes on this man and he may eventually land the top job in that organization, who knows? n/nâ€” Barbarian Indian (@barbarindian) August 31, 2016