The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to suspend 804 publications on account of non-submission of their copies at the Press Information bureau (PIB) and Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) offices.
As per DAVP database, 804 newspapers/ journals that are on the DAVP panel have failed to submit their monthly issues from October 2016 to February 2017. These include 117 monthly, 269 weekly, 325 daily and 93 fortnightly publications.
As mentioned in the advisory dated April 6, 2017, “The clause-13 of the Print Media Advertisement Policy 2016 of the ‘Regularity’ in which it is mandatory for ‘all newspapers empanelled with DAVP shall submit their monthly copies to DAVP before 15th of the subsequent month failing which advertisements shall be stopped to that newspaper.”
It was also noted that despite the monthly advisories issued by DAVP regarding the matter, the monthly issues were not being submitted by the publishers in the attached list (please find PDF at the end the story) to the designated offices.
The advisory further noted, “Hence these publications are being suspended in accordance with clause-25 (b) of the Print Media Advertisement Policy – 2016.”