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I&B to conduct review meetings of 65 teleports in May

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NEW DELHI: The government has decided to hold review meetings of all permitted teleport operators who have been divided in batches over three days to meet different officials of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) on 1, 2 and 5 May.

24 teleport operators have been summoned on 1 May, while another 24 will be meeting the designated officials on 2 May and 17 will meet the officials on 5 May.  

The details of those who have been summoned and the officials they will meet in the I&B are available on the Ministry’s website mib.nic.in.

The operators have been asked to bring details to establish continued eligibility of teleport operators. Apart from the list of TV channels uplinked from their port, each of the operators have to bring recent photograph of the facility/teleport; recent photographs of the present directors on the board of the company, key executive of the company along with the details of directors/key executives in the format given on the website.

This should contain the name of the director/key executives with date of appointment and date of Ministry approval among other personal details. In addition, details have to be submitted about audited balance sheet of the company for the financial year 2012-13 or the latest; net worth certificate from the statutory auditor of the company; latest shareholding pattern of the company and details of foreign investment in the company; operational status of the teleport - WPC validity and NOCC Certificate; and any other submission the company may wish to make as relevant to the permission granted by this Ministry including details regarding non-operational status etc.

They will be required to bring the latest report of the teleport duly filled in the prescribed format with details of the TV channels being uplinked, current operational status, details of Teleport NOCC Reference and date and name of the company to whom TV channels are permitted; and STV license number along with validity. 

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