A part of the largest broadcasting organizations of India, Prasar Bharati, Doordarshan stands as one of the most revered public service broadcasters in the country. It is offering a range of services in television, radio, and mobile communications throughout the urban and rural areas of the country. The channel provides impressive job opportunities in the following posts including:

  • Production Assistant
  • Cameraman
  • Floor Assistant
  • Technician
  • News Editor
  • News Anchor
  • Program Officer

Salaries in Doordarshan

Listed below are some of the average annual salaries earned by the employees of Doordarshan. The well defined Pay Scales offered by the television major, ensures that the employees are amply rewarded as per the job responsibilities shouldered by them:

Job Category Annual Average Salaries
Engineer INR 290 000- INR 309000
Assistant Engineer INR 727 000- INR 775000
Cameraman INR 384 000- INR 413000
LDC (UG) INR 348 000- INR 376000
Program Executive INR 348 000- INR 372000
Technician INR 288000- INR 312000

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Prasar Bharati (DD National) Pay Bands

Government employees belonging to different “Pay Bands” are entitled to variant pay packages (that includes Grade Pay and the Pay Scale) – find out how the employees at Doordarshan are paid

  • Technicians- Grade Pay of INR 2400 in the pay scale of INR 5200-20200 in Pay Band 1
  • Engineering Assistant- Grade Pay of INR 4200 in the pay scale of INR 9300-34800 in Pay Band 2
  • Deputy General (Finance) – Pay Scale INR 14,300- 18,300/- (pre-revised) Pay B and 4 and INR 37400-67000+ 8700 Grade Pay (Revised)

Pay Scales- More

  • News Editor- INR 15600- 39100 plus 6600
  • Director/Controller – INR 37400- 67000 plus 8700
  • Superintending Engineer – INR 15600- 39100 plus 7600
  • Dy Director (Admin) – INR 9300- 34800 plus 4800
  • Program Officer (Production)- INR 9300- 34800 plus 5400
  • Hindi Officer- INR 9300- 34800 plus 4600
  • Video Executive- INR 15600- 39100 plus 7600

Officers’ and employees’ gross salary Ranges

Here is a glimpse of the gross salaries earned by members of the channel. While, only the pay bands and pay scales have been mentioned above, the list presented below offers a glimpse of the gross salaries as well

Post Pay Scale Gross Salaries
Cameraman Grade 1 INR 9300 – 34800 plus 5400 INR 38759 – INR 60370
Assistant Engineer INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4200 INR 44805 – INR 59573
Cameraman Grade 11 INR 9300 – 34800 plus 5400 INR 34627 – INR 57628
Scenic Designer INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4200 INR 46770
Senior Engineering Assistant INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4600 INR 41137 – INR 59468
Production Assistant INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4600 INR 41423 – INR 50215
Cameraman Grade III INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4600 INR 26405 – INR 41870
Make up assistant INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4600 INR 30552 – INR 36793
Graphic Artist INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4200 INR 31204 – INR 41520
Property Assistant INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4600 INR 46770
Floor Assistant INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4200 INR 34387 – INR 41168
Film or Video Editor INR 9300 – 34800 plus 4200 INR 28826 – INR 41920
Carpenter INR 9300- 34800 plus 4200 INR 27884 – INR 33873

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Benefits of Jobs in Doordarshan

As per available information Doordarshan provides substantial benefits to employees including pensions, provident funds etc. As you go through the job vacancies offered by the company from time to time you might as well find out about further benefits to be offered by Doordarshan for specific posts.
* Information regarding salaries has been sourced from glassdoor.com and recent and past job vacancies as well. Some of them have also been included from the lists of particular luminaries who had worked with the channel or are still working now- names of whom have not been revealed for protection of privacy.
** Salaries and benefits are subject to change with time