Prasar Bharati has taken a decision to introduce Monthly Award Scheme for Best Programme and Best Graphic Work of the month from September. The scheme is mandatory and all Doordarshan Kendras/ Programme Generation Facilities (PGFs) are required to participate.
The main purpose of the scheme is to encourage in-house productions of thematic, aesthetic and technical excellence and promote professionalism besides providing incentive to the Doordarshan programmers.
Five entries selected by the Jury for each Best Programme and Best Graphic Work of the month at the Zonal Level will be forwarded to Directorate for consideration for the Best Monthly National Award. Out of these five programmes, one from each category will be selected for National Level Monthly Award. The break-up of prize money will be as under – Zonal Level Best Programme / Best Graphic Work - Rs.15,000/-, Rs.10,000/- and All India Level - Rs.20,000/-, Rs.10,000/- The prize money for the Best Programme will be shared by the producer and the team members in the ratio of 40:60.
The first awards distribution ceremony will be held under the Chairmanship of Director General, Doordarshan on November 18, at New Delhi.