National Film Development Corporation


Oct 29, 2004
natnl film dev corp: Govt sacks Natnl Film Dev Corp MD Nina Lath Gupta | India News - Times of India

The ministry of information and broadcasting has sacked National Film Development Corporation managing director Nina Lath Gupta for allegedly favouring the Sun TV Network and for releasing advertisements to private channels beyond the 5% limit prescribed udner the government’s Electronic Media Policy. NFDC, under Lath Gupta, has also been charged with not refunding 15% commission to ministries that get ads issued through NFDC, and for the corporation’s failure to follow due process in utilising funds for restoring films.
The main trigger, though, sources said, was that NFDC was charging commissions for conducting minstry-related, including a sum of nearly Rs 4.5 crore for the recently-concluded Khelo India. NFDC had also attempted to extract a commission by organising the National Youth Festival. Eventually, NFDC was not contracted to do the job.
Gupta was sacked with immediate effect and was not allowed to serve the customary three-month notice period.

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