TAM Media Research, the industry's centrally appointed television audience measurement cell, in a bid to further fortify its TV panel home security process, has set up a dedicated desk for vigilance, investigation and crime detection.
This desk will be chaired by Ravi Ratanjankar as head, vigilance and corporate risk mitigation. He is a President's Medal awardee and a crime investigation veteran with over 22 years' experience in this field. Ratanjankar's special role in TAM will help fortify the organisation against any potential 'vested interest parties' that are trying to break into the TAM system.
"The key here is, and which a very few realise, that the complexity of such huge on-ground operations do run a risk of potential external threats. In our unrelenting focus towards quality and the need to protect the services from any type of external threat, TAM is taking further necessary steps that will ensure a deeper safeguard to the services via stronger walls of security and vigilance in the coming months and years. Ratanjankar's appointment towards this is not the end but one of the many more initiatives that the industry will see. I am very pleased to have Ravi as part of my team. We are very sure that his role and involvement will further elevate TAM to new performance benchmarks," adds Krishnan.
Ratanjankar comes with an experience of over two decades as assistant commissioner in Maharashtra Police and was leading teams in special investigations, traversing various types of investigative projects. Before joining TAM, he was with HDFC Bank and handled vigilance functions for pan-India, helping the implementation of fraud management systems. He possesses a varied array of experience and in-depth knowledge of detection, investigation, first-hand knowledge regarding working of the local police, procedure, practice of courts and legal proceedings. His repertoire of experience has been enriched by stints in the CBI, Mumbai Crime Branch, various police stations in Mumbai, and combat experience in Naxalite districts.