New Delhi, January 31 (KMS): Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has directed all TV channels to broadcast 15 hours of monthly so-called national interest content from March, this year.
A detailed advisory was issued by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Monday in this regard.
The recent guidelines for uplinking and downlinking of television channels included a requirement for private broadcasters to undertake public service broadcasting for 30 minutes every day, based on certain themes given by the ministry.
The ministry in its advisory said the so-called national interest content can be embedded in the programmes being telecast. The public service broadcast can be split over smaller time slots, but can’t be done from midnight to 6 am, it said.
The broadcasters are also required to keep the record of the content telecast for a period of 90 days. The Electronic Media Monitoring Centre, under I&B Ministry, shall keep the record of the content telecast for a period of 90 days, the advisory said. The government requires the broadcasters to submit a monthly report online on the Broadcast Seva Portal.