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Non-news temporary uplinking approvals in 15 days

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NEW DELHI: Applications from all non-news (general entertainment) television companies for temporary uplinking permission from the Government should be made at least 15 days prior to the scheduled events.

In a note put up on its website, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said such applications would be rejected if they did not follow the norms as mentioned in the application form of temporary uplinking permission.

The note said: “It may be borne in mind that after permission from this Ministry, the WPC wing under Communications and Information Technology Ministry also requires minimum three days time to process such applications."

It said strict compliance with these instructions will ensure timeliness in processing of the requests.

The note said: “It has been observed in this Ministry that, while applying for permission for uplinking of various events for temporary uplinking permission, some applicants are applying at the very last moment, sometimes just a few days prior to or the day before the scheduled events, thus not allowing this Ministry even the minimum processing time to work on those applications."

It had been notified from time to time, the last being on 9 January 2015 on the Ministry's website, that applications are required to be submitted at least l5 days prior to the proposed date of uplinking of the event.

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