Terms of Reference No. D
To ascertain if PTV, PBC and APP, the recipients of public funding of billions of rupees, have independent in-house management and transparent policies in place which advance the objectives of fairness and even-handedness expected of publicly-funded entities and to determine if there are adequate checks against lop-sided or biased dissemination of information by these publicly-funded entities.
For example, except for brief and notable exceptions in 1970, 1988-89, 1993 (during a Caretaker Government tenure) 1996-1997 (once again during a Caretaker Government tenure) when these three State media entities maintained a reasonable balance to provide coverage to all major political viewpoints in the country, the news bulletins of PBC and PTV and the […]Read More
1. The Commission recommends that consideration may be given by the Hon’ble Court and by the new Parliament to the following options towards attaining the objective of transforming PBC, PTV and APP into organizations that can credibly and consistently serve the public interest while retaining one, or more kinds of institutional linkages with the State. […]Read More
1. The view points of PBC, PTV and APP with regard to TOR No. D were provided in writing to the Commission and are placed at Annexure-8, Annexure-9 and Annexure-10. The Chief Executives of these three State media entities also met with the Commission and conveyed their opinions, and responded to questions in person. 2. […]Read More