Prof. Dr. Sir Hari Om Srivastava, K.St. J, M.Sc. (Electronics), M. Phil, Ph. D. (Chemistry), Ph. D. (Info. Sys.), D. Litt. (HC)
Former Additional Director General All India Radio and Doordarshan
Dr. H. O. Srivastava, retired as Additional Director General & Head of AIR Resources of All India Radio and Doordarshan (Level of Addl. Secretary to the Govt. of India). He is now President and CEO of the World Development Foundation and Chancellor of WDF University for SDG2030.
He worked for the expansion of broadcast networks in the country for the past 50 years in various capacities. He was involved in policy formulation and implementation of Govt. & private broadcasting in India; both commercial and community. He formulated the rules, regulations, Act, and the technology for CRS in India.
As Head of AIR Resources, he provided services in installing 40 numbers of educational high-power FM transmitters in the country for IGNOU (Gyan Vani Channel), several commercial stations (including facilitation for use of Tower and Land for CTI) and Community Radio Stations, Agriculture Chanel of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt of India. He had been responsible for the expansion of Radio and TV; digital, satellite, mobile, handheld, etc. He established BECIL (Govt. company), AIR Resources, IT Division of AIR & DD, MR Cell, and many more.
Dr Srivastava has received several National and seven International awards and has written six books and about 150 research papers in national and international journals. He worked as a Commonwealth and ITU expert. He is currently adjunct Professor in YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad, Consultant to Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), a New York-based world’s leading B2B platform connecting professionals with expertise, Consultant to VisasQ (VQ), an expert network service based in Japan and Honorary Director of several colleges.
Dr Srivastava is providing turn-key solutions for the use of ICT and mass media for removing poverty in India, Asia, and Africa. He conceived, designed, and established the Agriculture Knowledge Dissemination System for Bihar. He is providing solutions for distance education using new media and broadcasting.