Dr. H. O. Srivastava is the President of the Foundation. Earlier as Engineer-in-Chief (HAG of IB(E)S equivalent to Addl Secretary to Govt. of India) in Directorate General All India Radio, he has been responsible for expansion of broadcast system in the country. He established IT Division of All India Radio, formulated and piloted the proposal for establishment of BECIL, a public sector undertaking of Min of I&B, established AIR Resources, a wing for sharing infrastructure of Al India Radio and Doordarshan with private broadcasters, among others. He worked for the policy formulation of Community Radio Stations (CRSs) from Directorate General and was pivotal in signing a number of MOUs for consultancy for expansion of broadcasting in private sector. This included MOU with IGNOU for setting up 40 nos. of 10 kW FM stations in the country for educational broadcasts,12 MOUs with private broadcasters for commercial FM stations, and a number of MOUs for CRSs such as CMS Lucknow, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, PG college Ghazipur, Sardar Patel University Gujarat, FTII Pune, Ministry of Agriculture etc. he was also pivotal in helping Ministry of Agriculture in establishing network for agriculture broadcast for the farmers in the entire country using AIR/TV network.
Dr. Srivastava received the Master of Science(Electronics) degree from Gorakhpur University in 1967, Ph. D. Degree in Chemistry from Poorvanchal University in 1996 and another Ph. D. Degree in Information Systems from BITS Pilani in 1999. He joined Indian Broad-casting Service in 1972 and has been responsible for management and expansion of broadcast network in India. He got training in the Information technology and Management in UK, USA, Japan and Norway. He worked as Commonwealth Ex-pert in 1991 and ITU Expert in 1992. He has published one hundred fifty articles in national and international journals and has authored three books namely “Interactive Television Technology and Markets” published by Artech House, Boston, USA in 2002 and “Broadcast Technology: A Review” in 1999, “Prasaran Takniki : Aaj, Kal aur Aaj” in 2004. He received Six international and a life time achievement award for contribution in the field of broadcasting namely Dr. S. N. Mitra award for the year 2001 from Institution of Electronics and telecommunication engineers, India. Dr. Srivastava was selected “Marquis World’s Who’s Who in the World 2001”,. Earlier, he was declared International Who is Who for the year 1998.
Dr. Srivastava was Chairman of IETE, New Delhi During 2004-2006.
His areas of interest are Information System, Digital storage, Multimedia Broadcasting and Broadcast application for social issues. He is keenly associated with expansion of CRS and other means of new media for social cause.
Dr. Srivastava has authored numerous books on Broadcasting & IT in Hindi & English. Noteworthy books are, "Interactive TV Technology & Markets", published by Artech House, Boston, USA, "Broadcast Technology: A Review", "Prasaran Takniki, Kal, Aaj Aur Kal" a book written in Hindi undert Dept of S&T Programme.
He has also published about 150 articles and research papers on Broadcasting, Management & IT in national and International journals that includes IEEE transaction, IETE Technical review etc.
40 FM Radio Stations, for transmission of education based programmes, are to be commissioned in two years. The Government has identified Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as the nodal agency for these "Gyan Vani" Stations. The IGNOU has come to an understanding with Prasar Bharati to make use of the existing infrastructure of All India Radio to co-locate the transmitters for these stations, which will help save substantial costs. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed to this effect here today between Prasar Bharati and IGNOU. The signatories to the MOU were Shri K. S. Prasada Rao, Registrar of IGNOU and Shri H. O. Srivastava, Chief Engineer from AIR. Shri H. P. Dixit, VC of IGNOU and Shri Anil Baijal, CEO of Prasar Bharati were also present.
IGNOU intends to commission, five of these transmitters within 3 months, in Lucknow, Vishakhapatnam, Coimbatore, Bhopal and Allahabad, and in all 12 transmitters in one year. Though IGNOU will be the nodal agency for the Gyan Vani Channel, its 40 centres will be essentially independent and the channel will be decentralised in structure and functioning.
A majority of the programmes for Gyan Vani will come from existing educational institutions such as UGC, NCERT, NOS, NLM etc. NGOs and other social and voluntary agencies will be partners in production and programme content for non-formal education and community participatory programmes. In the first phase, the channel will broadcast for 8 hours everyday, 6 to 10 am and 6 to 10 pm.
AIR plans for FM players
Even as private FM radio licencees have started making their own tower arrangements in Mumbai, All India Radio (AIR) is making a last-ditch attempt to tap the Mumbai stations. According to AIR Resources head HO Srivastava, a new proposal to build a tower will be presented to the private FM licencees for their Mumbai stations. The proposal is expected sometime this month. Just after the signing of MoU between Prasar Bharati and private operators on sharing AIR towers in three metros,Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata and two non metros, Indore and Vishakapatnam, for 16 private radio stations here on Monday, Dr Srivastava indicated that AIR may still bag the Mumbai project. According to Dr Srivastava, the Mumbai tower can be built in another two years. As for its cost, he said: "We have to negotiate on that." Meanwhile, Prasar Bharati has made a business worth Rs 3.5 crore for offering its towers to private licencees for 14 metro stations and two non-metro stations this year. Earlier, it had garnered Rs 14 crore for its deals with Ignou and Music Broadcast Private Ltd. The annual tower-sharing fee for Delhi is Rs 25 lakh per annum per broadcaster and Rs 13.36 lakh each for Kolkata and Chennai. Plus, there will be additional fee for land, roads and security.
Dr. Srivastava signing MOU with private broadcasters
Mauritius Tunes In To AIR FM
Posted online: May 01, 2002 at 0000 hrs
New Delhi: In a significant development, India has bagged a contract to offer its All India Radio (AIR) FM services to Mauritius. This is for the first time that India has struck a deal of this nature with another country.
Even as countries in Africa and Asia have recently begun receiving AIR FM programmes on satellite radio platform WorldSpace, the current deal with Mauritius will enable listeners to tune in to their normal FM radio sets for AIR programmes.
The contract with the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation has been approved by authorities of both the countries, and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed soon, according to AIR Resources head Dr HO Srivastava. If things go as planned, this service will take off within the next two months in Mauritius, said Dr Srivastava.
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Dr. Srivastava being interviewed by All India Radio, Udaipur on his life and work
Dr. Srivastava with family at the occasion of receiving D. Litt. degree.
1. Srivastava H. O., Information System for Management of Maintenance - Development of Repairs vs. Replacement Models, Technical Review, No. 92, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Malaysia, pp. 19-24, May 1984. **
2. Srivastava H. O., Management Information System for Maintenance of Equipment in India, Combroad, No. 64, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, U.K., pp.40-42, Sept. 1984.
3. Srivastava H.O., Concept of Computerization in AIR, AIR Technical Review, Vol. VII, No. 1, pp. 7-14, Jan.-March 85.
4. Srivastava H. O., A System Approach to Replacements in A.I.R, Technical Review, No. 99, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Malaysia, pp. 3-10, July 1985.
5. Srivastava H. O., Management Grid, Focus, December 1985. .**
6. Srivastava H.O., Concept of Computerization in AIR Part-II, AIR Technical Review, Vol. VIII, No. 1, pp. 15-21, Jan.-March 1986.
7. Srivastava H. O., Data Base Management System in A.I.R., Technical Review, No. 104, Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union, Malaysia, pp. 12-19, May 1986. *
8. Srivastava H.O., Concept of Computerization in AIR Part III, AIR Technical Review, Vol. VIII, No. 2, pp. 37-43, Apr.-June 1986.
9. Srivastava H.O., A Computerized Project Monitoring System, Technical Review, No. 111, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Malaysia, pp. 3-10, Jan. 1987. *
10. Srivastava H.O., Concept of Computerisation in AIR Part IV, AIR Technical Review, Vol. IX, No. 1, pp. 4-10, Jan.-Mar. 1988.
11. Srivastava H. O., Computerisation Towards Excellence, Focus, April 1988.
12. Srivastava H. O., Integrating Computer Systems in Broadcast Organisations, Technical Review, No. 117, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Malaysia, pp. 3-12, July, 1988.
13. Srivastava H. O., Computer Aided Design in Broadcasting, Telematics India, pp.66-67, June 1989.
14. Interview published on Computerisation in AIR, Telematics India, pp.34-35, Aug. 89.
15. Srivastava H. O. Computers in Broadcasting, Telematics India, pp.74, Sept. 1989.
16. Srivastava H. O., Quo-Vadis Prasar Bharati, Focus, May 1990.
17. Srivastava H. O. Computer Aided Techniques in AIR. Telematics India, pp.98-99, Oct. 1990.
18. Srivastava H. O., Organisations of the Future: Some Human Implications of Managing Change, Focus, December 1990.
19. Srivastava H. O., Maintenance Strategies for Broadcast Organisations, Technical Review, No. 135, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Malaysia, pp. 3-12, July 1991. *
20. Translated into Kannada and published by Ra. Mu. Gangavati, 25, Infantry Road, Bangalore.
21. Srivastava H. O., Broadcasting in India: Few Options, Focus, November 1991.
22. Srivastava H. O., Theory of Relativity, 4D and Broadcasting, Focus, December 1992.
23. Srivastava H. O. Fibre Interface, Telematics India, pp.77, Sep. 1993.
24. Srivastava H. O., Simulation of Nickel using DMSO/ Amide baths, Electrochemical Society of India, Vol. 44(4), pp.157-161, Oct. 1995.
25. Srivastava H. O. Mass Information System for Training, International Telecommunication Union, HRDQ No. 63, pp. 33-34, April 1996.
26. Srivastava H.O., Broadcasting via Internet, Telematics India, pp. 58, Aug. 1996.
27. Srivastava H.O., Broadcasting in the Cyberspace, IEEE Transaction in Consumer Electronics, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 907-913, Nov. 1996.
28. Srivastava H. O. & Harsh Vardhan, "Golden Jubilee Year of Independence: Roadmap of Broadcasting in India, IETE Technical Review, Vol. 14, No. 4 &5, pp. 283-289, July-Oct. 1997.
29. Srivastava H. O. and Jain R. C., On-Line Broadcast Archives for Interactive Video, IEEE Transaction on Broadcasting, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 288-308, Sep.1997.
30. Srivastava H. O. The Fascinating World of Interactive Video, Telematics India, pp.19-20, Nov. 1997.
31. Srivastava H. O. and Harsh Vardhan, ‘Broadcast: A Review, IETE Journal of Education, Vol. 39, No. 2, April-June 1998, pp. 101-110.
32. Srivastava H. O., System Architecture for On-Line Broadcast Archives, IETE Technical Review, Vol. 15, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1998, pp.429-433.
33. Srivastava H. O., Broadcasting to Netcasting, IETE Technical Review, Vol. 15, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 1998, pp.445-447.
34. Srivastava H. O. and Jain R. C., Broadcast Technology- Past Present and Future: A Review, IETE Technical Review, Vol. 16, No. 3&4, May.-Aug. 1999, pp.317-334.
35. Srivastava H. O., Television Signal and Broadcast Formats, IETE Journal of Education, Vol. 40, No.1& 2, Jan.-June 1999, pp. 23-37.
36. Raghvachari R., Jolly H. S., Srivastava H. O., History of Radio Broadcasting in India - A saga of Seven Decades of the 20th Century", BES Review, Oct.-Dec. 99, pp. 31-38.
37. Srivastava H. O. Communication in the Next Millennium, Police Communications: Perspective for the next Millennium, A book published by Business Inn, Jan. 2000, pp. 23-34.
38. Srivastava H. O., Vision for Broadcasting in India in the Millennium", Bitcom India, Vol. 1., No. 1, Jan. 20000, pp. 30-33.
39. Srivastava H. O., Net Scope, Bitcom India, Vol. 1., No. 1, Jan. 20000, pp. 3-4.
40. Srivastava H. O., Prasar Bharati:New Role and Implications, Filament, Vol. 34, Issue 1, Jan. 2000, pp. 21-22.
** These articles were adjudged best contribution for the year and won an award of US $ 400 and a citation.
* These articles won an award of US $ 100 and a citation.
1. Srivastava H. O., 'Management of Information System - Replacement Model', Bulletin of 'National Seminar of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Defence Services, India', 1984.
2. Srivastava H. O., 'Computer Aided Broadcast Design', was presented in the International Conference of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Turkey, 1986.
3. Srivastava H.O., 'Recent Trends in Design of Corporate DBMS- A Case Study', Presented in National Seminar & Exhibition on Computer Technology applications held by Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India in New Delhi on 16,17 May 1996.
4. Srivastava H. O. 'Archive Management System', presented in the International Conference of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Malaysia, in 1987.
5. Srivastava H.O., 'Expert System for Equipment Specific Information System (ESIS)', presented in the Regional meet of International Telecommunication Union Meet, Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov.-Dec. 1995.
6. Srivastava H. O. 'Multimedia'96: Multimedia in Broadcasting', International Conference on Multimedia Information Systems, pp. 162-166, McGraw Hill, New Delhi, Feb. 1996.
7. Srivastava H.O., 'Multimedia Digital Broadcasting through Internet', Presented in 6th Seminar Cum Exhibition on Information Technology Trends, Telematics'96, held at Bangalore, 23-25 Aug. 96.
8. Srivastava H.O., 'Need for Comprehensive Media Policy: Panel discussion', Media Policy and Community Radio Seminar held in Bangalore by Voices, a NGO, 11-13 Sept. 1996.
9. Srivastava H.O. and Jain R.C., 'Direct-To-Home Broadcasting System', Presented in the Seminar of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India on Liberalization of Telecommunication & Broadcasting, held in Bombay, 19-20 Dec. 1996.
10. Srivastava H. O., 'Information System for Music Archives on Internet', Presented in Infotek'97' held at N. Delhi, 17-19 Jan.97.
11. Srivastava H. O, 'BAI-It's Adequacy or Otherwise', in the Symposium held in New Delhi on "Future of Broadcasting in India" by National Telematic Forum, 12 June 1997.
12. Srivastava H. O., 'Broadcast Policy', Panel discussion held by IETE at N. Delhi, Oct.27.97.
13. Srivastava H. O, 'Radio Business Opportunities', Broadcasting, Cable & Satellite India 97, held at New Delhi 10-12 Dec. 1997.
14. Srivastava H. O., 'INTERNET: A Super Highway Lane for Hypermedia Broadcasting', BES Conference Proceedings, 2-4 Feb. 99, pp. 3.73-3.82.
15. Srivastava H. O. 'Cable Casting: Desperately Seeking Data', BES Conference Proceedings, 2-4 Feb. 99, pp. 6.9-6.15.
16. Srivastava H. O., 'Harnessing Information Technology for Socio-Economic Development', 42nd Annual Technical Convention, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, 25-26 Sept., 1999, New Delhi.
17. Srivastava H. O., 'Public Broadcasting in the New Millennium', 6th International Conference & Exhibition on Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasting, BES, New Delhi, 2-4 Feb. 2000, pp. 5.34-5.42.
18. Srivastava H. O., 'Broadcasting for Developing Countries in the New Millennium", COMMSPHERE 2000, Affordable Telecom and IT Solutions for Developing Countries", IIT Madras, Feb. 29-March 2, 2000.
Project Reports / Compendiums Prepared:
1. 'Report of the Inter-Ministerial Group, 1983 for Replacement of equipment in AIR during 1985-1990', Govt. of India, July 1984.
2. 'Survey Analysis of Career Progression Pattern', All India Radio, Govt. of India, 31.10.1990.
3. 'Critical Analysis of 7th Plan - Achievements and Impediments', All India Radio, Govt. of India, 1990.
4. 'Lok Sabha Poll : An AIR Analysis', News Services Division, All India Radio, Govt. of India, 1991.
5. 'Autonomy for AIR and Doordarshan', All India Radio, Govt. of India, 1991.
6. 'An Analysis of Programme Pattern and Facility Utilization', All India Radio, Govt. of India,1991.
7. 'Computer Based Class Room and CAI Facilities' Proposal prepared for Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, Kuala Lumpur, Commonwealth Assignment, June 1991.
8. 'Technical Staff Review: P&D Unit and Directorate General of All India Radio", Govt. of India, dated 1.6.93.
9. 'A Proposal to Upgrade Radio Broadcasting in India', Report of ODA Assistance from Japan, 1993.
10. Computerisation in All India Radio', Govt. of India 1993.
11. Cabinet note for 'Broadcast Engineering Consultant India Ltd.', a Public Sector Undertaking of Govt. of India, 1994.
12. Perspective Plan for All India Radio, Govt. of India.
D. Books Reviewed
1. 'Fundamentals of Microprocessor Systems' by Philip A Witting, Chartwell - Bratt, Artech House, UK, 1984. Review published in Telematics India, pp. 83, Aug. 1989.
2. 'Computer and Information Management: A Primer for Practising Managers' by S. C. Bhatnagar & K.V. Ramani, Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. Review published in Telematics India, pp. 77, Dec.1989.
3. 'Computers: Technology, Applications and Social Implications', Khateeb M. Hussain and Donna S. Hussain, Prentice Hall: New Delhi, 1989. Review published in Telematics India, pp. 84, Aug. 1990.
4. 'Videoconferencing and videotelephony - technology and standards' by Richard Schaphorst, Artech House, UK. Review published in Telematics India ,June 97.
5. 'Internet Digital Libraries - The International Dimension' by Jack Kesselec, Artech House, UK. Review published in Telematics India, pp. 53, Sept. 97.
E. Books Published
1. ‘COMPUTER CONCEPTS', All India Radio, New Delhi, Jan. 1985.
2. 'INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING', Chanda Publications, New Delhi, Jan. 1995.
3. 'LINEAR ORGANIZATION OF COMPUTERS', Chanda Publications, New Delhi, Jan. 1995.
4. 'LINEAR ALGEBRA', Chanda Publications, New Delhi, Jan. 1995.
5. 'INTRODUCTORY ELECTRONICS', Chanda Publications, New Delhi, Jan. 1995.
6. 'Broadcast Technology:A Review', by Gyan Publication, Delhi(ISBN: 8121207002)
7. 'Prasaran Takniki, Kal, Aaj aur Kal', a book written in Hindi under Dept of S&T Programme, (Publisher BPB Publications, ISBN-13: 9788176568418 )
8.'Interactive TV Technology & Markets' by Artech House, Boston, USA (ISBN-10: 1580535488)
2nd From left, Dr. H. O. Srivastava, Chairman IETE, Delhi, Sh. Anil Baijal, Former Secretary Home, GOI & Dr. K. K. Agarwal, Vice Chancellor, Indraprastha University & President IETE
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