# India – Applications invited for Radio stations


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Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India

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In December 2002, the Government of India approved a policy for the grant of licenses for setting up of Community Radio Stations to well established educational institutions including IITs/IIMs.

The matter has been reconsidered and the Government has now decided to broad base the policy by bringing ‘Non-profit’ organisations like civil society and voluntary organisations etc under its ambit in order to allow greater participation by the civil society on issues relating to development & social change.

There are several stages to the Application process as well that needs to be kept in mind.

  • Step 1: Filling up the Application Form and submitting the requisite documents to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Community Radio Station Cell), Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. (The list of documents will be highlighted below/ in a foot note)

  • Step 2: Applying to the Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing (WPC) for :(i) Frequency Allocation;

    (ii)SACFA (Standing Advisory Committee on Radio Frequency Allocation) Clearance

  • Step 3: Signing of the GOPA (Grant of Permission Agreement)

  • Step 4: Applying for the (WOL) Wireless Operating License to the Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing (WPC)

Let us now take a look at the genesis of the CRS Online Application Form

Earlier on, the CRS applicants had to fill in a physical form, more recently, the Ministry of I& B, GOI, has decided that an online application form may be easier to fill as well as monitor and fast track the process of application. Hence, the new online form has been designed to facilitate a self explanatory, self contained application from that ensures faster delivery and access.

However, there are some important factors that need to be kept in mind before you begin filling in the online application from……..

http://www.cronlineindia.net/Procedure%20to%20fill%20the%20Application%20form.pdf

 

#India- FM radio stations under scanner #Censorship #FOE #FOS


FM radio stations under govt's scanner

The government is planning to set up a facility that will monitor the programme content that is broadcast on FM Radio stations during the 12th Five year plan. Information and Broadcasting secretary Uday Kumar Varma said there was a need to monitor radio content as nearly 800 more FM channels are likely to come up in the next couple of years.

Speaking at a function at the Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) here, he said, “The whole world of monitoring of radio content is still to be handled and addressed in a meaningful manner. We do have a mechanism but I think we need to keep that mechanism evolving. With 800 plus FM channels expected to come in next one to three years, there will be quite a handful that will need to be addressed”.

He said private channels in the coming days would get permission to broadcast news which makes the need to monitor content important. “They will begin with AIR news but local news in any case, they may be allowed to generate and broadcast and that would have several manifestations which will need to be monitored,” Varma said.

Later speaking to PTI, Ranjana Dev Sarmah, Director EMMC said the content monitoring body was planning to expand its operations to include radio content and increase the number of television channels. “During the 12th five year plan period, we intend to set up the mechanism to monitor radio content as per the I&B ministry’s instructions,” Sarmah said.

“We also plan to increase the number of TV channels which are monitored from the current 300 to upto 1200 in the coming days,” he said. The EMMC is a department under the I&B ministry which monitors TV content round-the-clock and reports violations of rules and also carries out analysis. Earlier in his speech, the I&B secretary said EMMC was presently confined to satellite transmission but with the onset of digitisation of cable services, new technologies could be looked in to to see what content goes into the cable viewers’ homes.

Varma said that analysis of television content was another challenge that faced the EMMC. “It is good to know which channel is transmitting what kind of programme….which channel is the one which actually uses maximum time for advertisements on may be weekly basis or half yearly basis,” he said. “What kind of rural reporting the channels actually resort to in terms of their overall time devoted to matters which relate to the villages of India or developmental dimensions of the country…may be women, may be children or may be physically challenged and then there are sensitive analysis from the political point of view,” Varma added.

Secretary I&B said that the EMMC could set up its own Research and Analysis Wing which could be known as EMMC – RAW.

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