Regulators

Delhi govt slapped with CCRGA notice over political messaging

The committee had taken sou-moto cognisance of concerns raised on social media

Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: A Supreme Court-mandated committee on content regulation in government advertising (CCRGA)  issued a notice to the government in Delhi (AAP) over an advertisement which had appeared last week. The committee had taken sou-moto cognisance of concerns raised on social media that its purpose was only "political messaging." Several questions has been raised on the necessity of issuing the advertisement in Mumbai newspapers. 

The one-page advertisement was published by the department of education and directorate of information & publicity, government of NCT of Delhi.

It was heavily criticised on social media with many claiming that it was just political messaging and there was no point in spending huge sums of money to publish the ad in other states.

"Historic! Delhi government schools class 12 results -- 98 per cent," said the Delhi government advertisement, which was published in several newspapers on 16 July.

CCRGA demanded a reply to various issues, like cost to the exchequer, within 60 days upon receiving the notice.

"The committee had taken suo-motu cognisance of the points raised in the social media on the Delhi government advertisement -- questions had been raised on the necessity of the Delhi government to issue advertisements in Mumbai newspapers and had pointed that the purpose of the ad was only for political messaging," a statement issued by the ministry of information and broadcasting said.

"The one-page advertisement was published by the department of education and directorate of information and publicity, government of NCT of Delhi," the statement said.

The committee is allowed to address complaints from the general public on violation of the supreme court guidelines and make suitable recommendations, the statement said.

The committee can also take suo-motu cognisance of any violation or deviation of the supreme court guidelines and recommend corrective actions, it added.

Presently the CCRGA is chaired by Om Prakash Rawat, former chief election commissioner of India, and its members are Ramesh Narayan of Asian Federation of Advertising Associations and Past President, IAA and Ashok Kumar Tandon, Member, Prasar Bharati board.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/30/Untitled-1_1.jpg?itok=RwKimmWi
Tata Sky had the largest pay DTH subscriber base in CY 2019

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report October - December, 2019 says that there were 6.998 crore (69.98 million, 699.8 lakh) direct to home (DTH) subscribers in India as on 31 December 2019 that paid for their subscription.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/29/paper.jpg?itok=sKNTjwI8
I&B ministry’s print media advertisement policy 2020: BOC to empanel publications suitable for issuing ads

The information and broadcasting ministry issued the print media advertisement policy 2020, effective from 1 August 2020. The objective of the policy guidelines is to maintain a list of approved publications for release of advertisements by empanelling acceptable publications.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/27/mib.jpg?itok=GNuoCdKI
I&B ministry urges home ministry to reopen movie theatres from August

MUMBAI: Due to the Covid2019 pandemic, cinema halls across India were shut from March. While several businesses started operational work in Unlock phases 1.0 and 2.0, movie theatres are still waiting for the government's nod. Now, as India is approaching  Unlock 3.0, the information and...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/24/TRAI-Story.jpg?itok=gC0mjZDl
TRAI directs broadcasters to implement NTO 2.0 by 10 August

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has directed all broadcasters to comply with the provisions of the New Tariff Amendment Order (NTO 2.0) by 10 August. Broadcasters must publish details including maximum retail price per month of channels and maximum retail price per month...

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/16/ib.jpg?itok=EjiWJtR7
I&B ministry looks at decriminalising minor offences under Cable TV act

The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) is looking at decriminalising minor offences under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995. As part of the ongoing exercise to reform governance.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/14/Kris-Gopalakrishnan.jpg?itok=R6N-BODS
Govt-appointed committee recommends new regulator for non-personal data; 'data business' classification

Regulators across the world have kept their eyes on people's data. The Indian government is also outlining the route to control the flow of data. An expert committee appointed by the government has recommended a new regulatory authority for non-personal data along with creating a new “data business...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/10/sharma.jpg?itok=ymToNYq3
Difficult to balance consumer interest with stakeholder objectives: TRAI's RS Sharma

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chief RS Sharma, on Thursday, demystified myths and impressions about the regulation of the sector in a panel discussion at FICCI FRAMES 2020.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/07/amit.jpg?itok=R82mdI7T
26% FDI cap should apply to news aggregators too: I&B secy Amit Khare

NEW DELHI: News aggregators could be seeing some trouble in paradise. The ministry of information & broadcasting secretary Amit Khare, in a discussion at FICCI Frames 2020, said that FDI (foreign direct investment) rules should be applicable to print media as well as news aggregators.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/07/bhc_1.jpg?itok=SG_g-Z4-
Bombay high court grants interim relief to HUL in brand name row with Emami

NEW DELHI: Hindustan Unilever heaved a sigh of relief as the Bombay high court gave an interim relief in the case with Emami involving HUL's rebranding of its skin cream for men Glow & Handsome. Reportedly, Emami had claimed that it already has a cream named Glow and Handsome.

Regulators High Court

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required