I&B declares citizens' charter for DTH & Cable Industry !!


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he Information and Broadcasting Ministry today declared a Citizen Charter under which it will deliver services to people within a specified time-frame. As per the Charter, for granting permission to TV Channels for uplinking or downlinking, the ministry will forward the applications within two months after receiving them in completed form to the Ministries and Departments concerned for clearances. The Charter explains that to issue permission for uplinking or downlinking of TV channels from India, the application is examined by Department of Space, Ministry of Home Affairs and other departments.

The Citizen Charter lays down a time-frame of four months for delivering on such applications once such formalities are over. Similarly, as per the Charter a specific time plan is also listed for the Issue of license for providing Direct To Home (DTH) services to prospective licensees.