May 23, 1947 (
Chandra Rashmi Srivastava
Swati Srivastava, Aprajita Srivastava
Interactive TV Technology and Markets
Hari Om Srivastava is a Scientist in the stream of Broadcasting. He is the president of World Development Foundation and Chief Executive Officer of OSBS Pvt. Ltd. He is Honorary Director & member Governing Council of Technical Education & Research Institute, Ghazipur, Member of Governing Council, IIMT, Meerut, Broadcast Engineer, consultant, Visiting professor and academician. He is former Addl. Director General of All India Radio and Doordarshan.
Srivastava was born in May, 1947. His early education was in Varanasi. He did Master of Science in Physics from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University (1965–67), Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University Jaunpur in 1997 and another Doctor of Philosophy in Information systems from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani in 1999. He got training in Management from Royal Institute of Public Administration, London in 1984 on a scholarship of British Council . He did a course on Computer-aided design from NHK in 1987. He is a Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers and Fellow of Broadcast Engineering Society.
Srivastava joined Ministry of Information and Broadcasting through the Indian Broadcast Engineering Service exam held in 1972. During his 37 years of service in All India Radio & Doordarshan, he undertook the expansion of broadcast system in the country. Further, he established IT Division of All India Radio, formulated and piloted the proposal for establishment of Broadcast Engineering Consultants India, a public sector undertaking of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, established AIR Resources, a wing for sharing infrastructure of All India Radio and Doordarshan with private broadcasters, among others. His additional contributions were policy formulation of Community Radio Stations (CRSs) in India and establishing the Community Radio Technology in India. Besides the public broadcasting, he was pivotal in expansion of broadcasting in private sector. This included educational channel known as Gyan Vani for Indira Gandhi National Open University which involved setting up forty numbers of educational FM Radio station in several cities of India. He also helped private broadcasters for establishing commercial FM stations, and a number of Community Radios for educational institutes such as City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow, Banasthali Vidyapith, PG college Ghazipur, Sardar Patel University Gujarat, Film and Television Institute of India Pune, and many more. He helped Ministry of Agriculture India in establishing network for agriculture broadcast for the farmers in the entire country using AIR/TV network.
He extended All India Radio (AIR) FM services to Mauritius and around the world using satellite channels. This enabled listeners in Mauritius and many part of the world to tune into their normal FM radio sets for AIR broadcasts on FM1 and FM2 Channels.
He used Community Radio for agriculture extension and piloted the project "Community Radio for livelihood generation" in different part of India. He also conceived, designed and piloted the project "Agriculture Knowledge Dissemination System" for farmers in Bihar
He has written several Books in the area of Mass Media and Communication and published more than 150 research papers and articles in national and international journals.His books are used as reference books for mass communication and journalism course in several Indian Universities.
He has been forecasting technology and market changes.