It was changed to All India Radio (AIR) in 1936 and it came to be known as Akashvani from 1957.The Directorate General, All India Radio functions under the Prasar Bharati.In respect of technical matters of All India Radio, The Director General is assisted by the Engineer-in-Chief and Chief Engineers posted in the headquarters and the zonal Chief Engineers.
The Prasar Bharati Board functions at the apex level ensuring formulation and implementation of the policies of the organisation and fulfillment of the mandate in terms of the Prasar Bharati. The Executive Member functions as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Corporation subject to the control and supervision of the Board.
The CEO, the Member (Finance) and the Member (Personnel) perform their functions from Prasar Bharati headquarters at 2nd Floor, PTI Building - Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001.
Prasar Bharati also has a unified vigilance set up at the headquarters, headed by a Chief Vigilance Officer.
The Director General of All India Radio is headed by the Director General.
In respect of Civil Construction activities, the Director General is assisted by the Civil Construction Wing, which is headed by a Chief Engineer. Director General (Programme) assists DG in administration of Programme personnel.
A Director looks after the Engineering Administration of All India Radio, while another Director (Admin.
The Staff Training Institute (Technical), part of the Directorate since 1985, now functions at Kingsway Camp, Delhi.
The Institute organizes training courses for the engineering staff of All India Radio and Doordarshan from the level of Technician to the Superintending Engineer.
The functions of the Research Department include Research and Development of equipment required by AIR and Doordarshan, investigation and studies relating to AIR and Doordarshan, development of prototype models of R&D equipment for limited use, field trials in the network of AIR and Doordarshan.
The Central Store Office located at New Delhi performs functions relating to procurement, stocking and distribution of engineering stores required for the maintenance of technical equipment at All India Radio Stations.
He functions in close association with the Member (Finance) and Member (Personnel) and the CEO in carrying out the day to day affairs of AIR.