RadioandMusic
| 22 Aug 2019
Govt reviewing regular monitoring of community radio broadcasts

NEW DELHI: The government is reviewing its June 2015 directive asking community radio stations to send recordings of broadcast through email.

This follows difficulties faced by most stations who do not find it convenient due to various reasons. This fact was reiterated at the Community Radio Sammellan earlier this month.

The Community Radio Stations, however, continue to preserve the recordings of broadcast material for a period of three months from date of broadcast.

Clause 8.1(a) of the Grant of Permission Agreement signed between the ministry and the permission holder prescribes that “the Permission holder at its own cost shall, preserve the recordings of broadcast material for a period of three months from the date of broadcast and produce the same to the Grantor or its authorized representative, as and when required."

Ministry officials also told Radioandmusic.com that there is no plan at present to give publicity to community radios through FM radio channels.

However, every year the ministry organises awareness workshops across the country to create awareness amongst aspiring applicants about issues relating to setting up, operation and maintenance of Community Radios. So far, 69 awareness workshops have been organised.

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