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Hari Om Srivastava

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Sir Hari Om Srivastava, KStJ
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Born(1947-05-23)May 23, 1947
OccupationBroadcast Consultant
Notable awardsMost Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem,
Knight on 29th Nov. 2017
SpouseChandra Rashmi Srivastava
ChildrenSwati Srivastava, Aprajita Srivastava

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Sir Hari Om Srivastava,KStJ, Knights Hospitaller is a Scientist in the stream of Broadcasting. He is the president of World Development Foundation and Chief Executive Officer of OSBS Pvt. Ltd.[1] He is Honorary Director & member Governing Council of Technical Education & Research Institute, Ghazipur,[2] 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.

Early life[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] He also helped private broadcasters for establishing commercial FM stations,[5][6] 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[7] and many part of the world[8] 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[9] 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.[10][11][12][13][14]

He has been forecasting technology and market changes.[15]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • Prof S N Mitra Memorial Award for outstanding contribution and leadership role in radio broadcast science and technology during the last 10 (ten) years by Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).[16]
  • Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Engineering Excellence Award for the year 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 & 1990.
  • Commonwealth Expert in Malaysia in 1990.
  • International Telecommunication Union Expert in Malaysia in 1991.
  • International Telecommunication Union Delegate in Vietnam in 1995.
  • International Who's Who 1998.
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World 2001.
  • Chairman Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers New Delhi, 2002-04.
  • Declared Ghazipur Gaurav 2009.
  • Awarded the degree of D. Litt. (Doctor of Letters), honoris causa, by the KEISIE International University, South Korea. at the 3rd International Summit at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi on 2nd April 2017.

Selected Published works[edit]

  • Interactive TV Technology and Markets[17]
  • Broadcast Technology:A Review[18][19]
  • Prasaran Takniki, Kal, Aaj aur Kal, a book written in Hindi[20]
  • On-line broadcast archives for interactive video[21]
  • Maintenance Strategies for Broadcast Organisations[22]
  • History of Radio Broadcasting in India[23]
  • Expert System for Equipment Specific Information System (ESIS),[24]
  • A System Approach to Replacements in A.I.R,[25]
  • Simulation of Nickel using DMSO/ Amide baths,[26]

Technology forecast[edit]

  • Roadmap of Broadcasting in India,[27]
  • Communication in the Next Millennium, Police Communications,[28]
  • Broadcasting in 2020: A Prediction[30]
  • Broadcasting in the cyberspace[31]
  • Changing Face of Radio[32]
  • FM Radio: Focus shifts to spectrum planning[33]
  • India set to become the 'biggest radio market' in the world[34]
  • Mapping Digital Media: India


  1. http://ombroadcast.com
  2. "Governing Council". Technical Education & Research Institute, Ghazipur. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  3. "COMMUNITY RADIO PART - II". Consortium for Educational Communication, NME-ICT, MHRD. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  4. PIB Release: 2 August 2002. Retrieved on 11 May 2013 - 40 FM STATIONS FOR EDUCATION SECTOR IN 2 YEARS - MOU for Gyan Vani Channel
  5. "Prasar Bharati to share resources with FM firms". THE HINDU group of publications. 4 December 2001. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  6. "Prasar Bharati, Music Broadcast in pact for co-location of transmitter". eFE Bureau. 10 October 2001. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  7. "Mauritius Tunes In To AIR FM". The Financial Express (India). 1 May 2002. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  8. "FM channels go global". The Hindu. 4 March 2002. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  9. "Resources for Molecular and Cell Biologists". The Bio-Web. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  10. "APPLIED LANGUAGE SKILLS - Mahatma Gandhi University". Retrieved 4 April 2014.[dead link]
  11. "Syllabus of Masters' of Journalism & Mass Communication" (PDF). UTTARAKHAND TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, DEHRADUN. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  12. "Reference book: Communication and Journalism" (PDF). University of Pune. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  13. "Reference book: Mass Journalism" (PDF). IMS Unison University. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  14. "MCJ Syllabus" (PDF). Gauhati University. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  15. Country Report: Mapping Digital Media: India (PDF). OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS. 2012. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  16. "Call for Nominations for IETE Main and Corporate Awards 2014" (PDF). The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  17. Srivastava, Hari Om (2002). Interactive TV Technology and Markets. Norwood MA 02062: Artech House Inc. p. 395. ISBN 1-58053-321-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  18. Srivastava, H. O. (2000). Broadcast Technology A Review. New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House. p. 329. ISBN 9788121207003. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  19. "SAARC INFO PORTAL". SAARC Information Center. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  20. Srivastava, H.O. (2001). Parsaran Takniki - Kal,Aaj Aur Kal. New Delhi: BPB Publications. ISBN 978-81-7656-841-8. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  21. Srivastava, H. O.; Jain R, C. (Sep 1997). "On-line broadcast archives for interactive video". Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on. 43 (3): 288–308. doi:10.1109/11.632930. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  22. Srivastava, H. O. (July 1991). "Maintenance strategy for broadcast organizations". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (135): 3–12.
  23. Srivastava, H. O.; Raghvachari R.; Jolly H. S. (Oct–Dec 1999). "A saga of Seven Decades of the 20th Century". BES Review: 31–38.
  24. Srivastava, H. O. (April 1996). "Expert System for equipment specific information system". International Telecommunication Union, HRDQ. 63: 33–34.
  25. Srivastava, H. O. (10 July 1985). "A System Approach to Replacements in A.I.R,". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (99): 3–10. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  26. Srivastava, H. O. (October 1995). "Simulation of Nickel using DMSO/ Amide baths,". Electrochemical Society of India. 4. 44: 157–161. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  27. Srivastava,, H. O.; Vardhan, H. (1997). "Roadmap of Broadcasting in India". IETE TECHNICAL REVIEW. 14 (4/5): 283–290.
  28. Srivastava, H. O. (January 2000). Communication in the Next Millennium, Police Communications. India: Business Inn,. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  29. Srivastava, H. O. (1998). "BROADCASTING TO NETCASTING". IETE TECHNICAL REVIEW. 15 (6): 467–469.
  30. Srivastava, H. O. (2003). "Broadcasting in 2020: A Prediction". IETE TECHNICAL REVIEW. 20 (4): 369–375.
  31. Srivastava, H.O. (1996). "Broadcasting in the cyberspace". IEEE transactions on consumer electronics. 42 (4): 9070913.
  32. Srivastava, H. O. (2002). "Changing Face of Radio". Electronics information & planning. 29 (10/11): 368–371.
  33. "FM Radio: Focus shifts to spectrum planning". exchange4media.com. Sep 4, 2004. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  34. "India set to become the 'biggest radio market' in the world". Deutsche Welle News. Oct 21, 2011.

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