| 28 Feb 2024
Provisions to deal with errant broadcasting sectors adequate: Rathore

NEW DELHI: The government says the existing provisions under various policy guidelines of the ministry of information and broadcasting are adequate as far as the electronic media goes.

Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said 24 FM Channels of six private broadcasters have been revoked for violation of provisions of the Grant of Permission Agreement (GoPA) signed by them with the government under the FM Radio Phase-II regime.

Also, the permission of 73 TV channels has been cancelled till date for violating the provisions of Uplinking Guidelines, the Rajya Sabha has been told.

All the registered agencies mentioned above under print, audio and visual media are required to abide by the rules and regulations prescribed under various policy guidelines of the ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

A total of 42 private FM radio broadcasters have been granted permission to establish, operate and maintain private FM radio stations in the country.

More than a decade after the scheme was launched, only 196 community radio stations are operational in the country.