The order by PB conveys that a disciplinary hearing has been initiated against the programme director and while it is underway she will be placed under suspension as per the Central Civil Services Rules (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965. It has been signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharathi, Shashi Shekhar Vempati.
Vasumathi has been placed under suspension, and called her decision not to telecast part of the Hackathon as 'wilful insubordination'.
PB said: "This was a case of wilful insubordination. She failed to telecast the speech live despite having been instructed to do so explicitly."
Modi Ji addressed three gatherings in Chennai on September 30. While DD Podhigai had telecast two of these events live, only a part of the Hackathon was telecast. The channel had live telecast the PM's address to a crowd of BJP supporters when he landed at the Chennai airport. Later, he felicitated the winners of the second edition of the Singapore-India joint hackathon held at IIT Madras. And then he attended the 56th annual convocation ceremony of IIT Madras as the chief guest.