The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar has said that MIB is taking consultations with stakeholders to create a National Broadcasting Policy to create an enabling environment for broadcasting and ensuring transparency, non-discrimination, consumer protection and orderly growth of the sector. He has also stated that there is no fixed time frame for the finalisation of the policy.
MIB is working with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) to come out with a National Broadcast Policy for India’s fast-growing TV broadcasting sector.
I&B secretary Amit Khare noted that the ministry had received a representation from FICCI to have a national media policy. However, the ministry did not go with the nomenclature of National Media Policy as the term media has a very wide meaning.
The ministry is planning to bring a policy or a strategy paper for the film industry. This policy paper will prepare a broad outline for the industry until 2025. The paper will look at issues like incentives by the governments, regulatory changes required for improving screen density.
The ministry has prepared a draft for National Broadcast Policy and they are working with key and other stakeholders.