The company has informed the Supreme Court that it has initiated action against 102 private TV channels between 2021 and July 31, 2023. In 2021, the Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994, have been amended to provide a legal framework to enable grievance redressal. the body is strong. programming for programs and TV channels.
These 102 cases include 22 recommendations for specific channels, six common recommendations, 29 warnings, 43 orders to make an apology roll, and one order for everyone to leave the air and give statements, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said in a statement it filed further. of SC.
These actions are based on the recommendations of the Inter-Departmental Committee (IDC) constituted under the Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Act, 2021.
The committee is chaired by the Additional Secretary, Ministry of I&B, and officials drawn from the Union ministries of Women & Child Development, Home Affairs, Electronics & IT, External Affairs, and Defense to hear complaints about violations of the Program Code and Broadcasting Code. .
The affidavit states that non-employees (department experts) are also included in the IDC. The court is hearing appeals from the National Broadcasting and Broadcasting Authority (NBDA) – news, current affairs and digital broadcasters – against some of the Court’s critical comments Supreme Court of Bombay on self-regulation system for media.
In the constitution before June 2021, the Center said that an Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) was formed in April 2005 under the Additional Secretary of Information to look into complaints of violation of the broadcasting program / code.
The IMC, after examining the complaints, will make recommendations for information.
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According to the statement, action was taken on the advice of the IMC in 476 cases between 2005 and 2021: 111 cases in which some advice was given in the channel; 76 times where general advice and guidance is given; 174 warning; 75 ordered a pardon roll to be issued; 39 laws in the air; and the right to cancel.
During this period, there was also independent regulation of channels by the Indian Broadcasting Federation and the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) established by the News Broadcasting Association (NBA).
The agency said it “always protects the freedom of the press and supports the policy of promoting self-restraint and self-regulation in the field of journalism … to ensure that (i) the media and journalists. [institutional or freelancers] in communities that believe that their work is important and their responsibility towards society and raise their ethical responsibilities despite their self-invented systems; and to ensure minimum interference by government authorities in the field of journalism and only in very serious cases. “