The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) on Wednesday solicited comments from the public and stakeholders on the decriminilization of minor offences under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.
The Ministry is looking to delete the entire Section 16, Section 17, and Section 18 under Chapter IV of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, captioned as ‘OFFENCES AND PENALTIES’.
Separately, the Ministry has proposed an amendment which will include few actions that the Central Government may take if the Programme Code is violated.
The move is as part of the Ministry’s ongoing exercise to reform governance. Stakeholders and public can submit their comments on the issue until 24th July. The Ministry has invited News Broadcasters Associations, Indian Broadcasting Foundation, all registered MSOs, MSOs and LCOs association, among other stake holders to put forward their statements.