oppn parties Gajendra Chauhan is Not Fit to Head FTTI

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  • S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, says Pakistan should release and repatriate Kulbhushan Jadhav immediately
  • Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala asks the Speaker to hold the trust vote latest by 1.30 pm today
  • The Government sends a list of 24 questions to mobile app company that runs video app TikTok seeking answers for anti-national and obscene content carried on the platform
  • Sarvana Bhawan founder P Rajagopal, serving a life term for murder, dies in a Chennai hospital
  • SC allows time till July 31 to the Ayodhya mediation panel
  • IT department attaches "benami" plot worth Rs 400cr in Noida. The plot allegedly belongs to BSP leader [email protected]@@s brother and his wife
  • Dawood [email protected]@@s nephew, Md. Rizwan Iqbal, was arrested from Mumbai airport as he was waiting to board a flight to Dubai
  • Trouble brews in Bihar JD(U)-BJP alliance as Bihar police asks special branch officers to keep tabs on RSS activities
  • Trust vote in Karnataka assembly today. With rebel MLAs deciding to stay away after the SC order, the Congress-JD(S) government is likely to fall as it does not have the numbers
  • Amit Shah says the government will identify and deport illegal immigrants from all parts of the country
  • Reports from Pakistan confirm that Hafiz Saeed has been arrested and sent to jail
  • After the SC order, Karnataka Speaker says he will go by the Constitution in deciding on the resignations of the 16 MLAs
  • Rebel MLAs say they will not attend the trust vote on Thursday
  • Supreme Court rules that rebel MLAs cannot be forced to attend the assembly and vote in the floor test
  • Both the Centre and the Assam government have sought re-verification of up to 20% of draft NRC data
International Court of Justice agrees with India, stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution. It asks Pakistan to allow consular access to the accused.
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Gajendra Chauhan is Not Fit to Head FTTI

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.
Gajendra Chouhan is a very small fry in the film industry. That in itself is a big disqualification when it comes to appointing him as chairperson of the Film & Television Technical Institute, the premier training institute for anything connected with making films in India. When the Indian film industry is experiencing its most exciting time â€" with loads of new talent veering away from tried and tested formula and idioms of commercial films and ushering in an era of offbeat, yet meaningful and enjoyable, celluloid experience for the viewers and more importantly, finding backers for their dream â€" it is required that a knowledgeable person is appointed to the top post. But the government has indulged in favouritism by appointing a BJP backer who cannot (he simply does not have the expertise required) and will not contribute to the development of such a prestigious institute. While Raj Babbar went over the top by comparing Chouhan’s appointment to that of a chaprasi being appointed to head a school, this is one appointment that the government must rescind. Mr Chouhan himself, instead of fighting it out with agitating students, should resign gracefully and earn a lot of goodwill.

Before this, the government had appointed Pahlaj Nihalani, another party sympathizer, as the Censor Board chief. Why this tendency to appoint people closely identified with the party to important posts? One can understand that a right wing party, waiting for over 65 years before getting a good enough majority, is in a tearing hurry to end the left ideological dominance in all spheres of Indian society. But the society does not deserve to have less than competent people at the top of such institutions that impact, or are likely to impact in the years to come, the way we see films or the way they will be made. In fact, undeserving people should not be appointed to any posts, let alone the top post, of any institution in the country. There are thousands of technically sound and respected filmmakers who are not leftist and who are also not closely identified with the BJP/RSS. The government should zero-in on one such person to head FTTI. Party favours should be bestowed by giving party posts. They should not be given as license to people to wreck institutes of excellence.