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Govt unlikely to set up media commission to check irregularities: Anurag Thakur

MIB will not set up a media commission to look into various aspects of regulations.

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The government is unlikely to set up a media commission that will facilitate checking the irregularities in print, electronic and digital platforms, the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur told Rajya Sabha while responding to a query raised in the Upper House of the Parliament on Thursday. 

In its twenty-seventh report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communication and Information Technology has recommended it. The committee proposed setting up a Media Council with statutory power in December 2021.

"The government regularly holds consultations with stakeholders 

and utilises data & information available from various sources for policy formulation, building strategies, etc. The setting up of a media commission is not considered necessary at present," Thakur said in a written response to the parliament. 

The parliamentary committee is headed by Senior Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor.

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