AIR empanels commentators in Hindi and English for the various sports disciplines e.g., Cricket, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Kho-Kho, Kabbadi etc. The empanelment of commentators is processed by the Directorate General, All India Radio from amongst the potential talent approved/screened by the independent screening committees constituted from time to time for different sports disciplines. Any potential talent intending to offer his/her services as sports commentator is required to approach the nearest AIR station with a request for audition in the specific sports event. AIR stations send the technically certified audition Tape/CD of the potential talent to Directorate General of All India Radio for screening and empanelment in respective sports events and language. Auditioned and approved commentators are placed by the respective screening committee in various grades such as International/National, Zonal and Local based on their performance. The services of empanelled commentators are used by AIR on assignment basis as and when required and due remuneration is paid to them in accordance with the fee structure of All India Radio.The same process is also adhered for commentators of sports and non-sports events.
Audition and Screening of Assignees: A three tier selection process has been introduced in AIR for ASSIGNEES from the month of February 2017 which comprises of written test ,audition and interview.