Parliamentary Committee invites suggestions on amendment of Cable TV Act

NEW DELHI: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology today invited public views on the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Second Amendment Bill 2011 which seeks to prohibit transmission or re-transmission of unregistered channels and to enhance the punishment provided for contravention of the provisions of the principal Act.

The Bill had been referred to the Standing Committee headed by Rao Inderjit Singh, MP, after its introduction in the Lok Sabha on 15 December 2011.

The views have been sought from individuals/Experts/Organisations/Stakeholders ‘ considering the immense importance of the Bill’, according to a press communiqué today.

The text of the Bill is available at the website: http:/ /

All those interested may send their views/suggestions on the Bill in the form of Memoranda ( two copies either in English or in Hindi) to the Deputy Secretary (IT), Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No.315, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110001 in a sealed cover within two weeks from the date of publication/broadcasting of the Press Release. The memoranda can also be e-mailed at or can be faxed at Fax No.011-23015426, 23010756.

Views submitted to the Committee would form part of the records of the Committee and would be treated as ‘confidential’ and should not be printed, circulated or published by anyone, as such an act would constitute a ‘breach of privilege’ of the Committee. Those desirous of giving oral evidence before the Committee, besides sending Memoranda, are requested to intimate the Lok Sabha Secretariat to this effect well in advance.

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