Haryana

HARYANA AMENDS ACCREDITATION RULES TO GRANT ACCREDITATION TO WEB MEDIA

October 17, 2017 07:54 AM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Following the announcement made by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, the Haryana Government today issued a notification to amend the Haryana Media Accreditation Rules, 2007 to grant accreditation to the media persons of electronic media at sub-division level and to those of news-portal websites and ‘recognition’ to the media persons of daily newspapers and news agencies at State headquarters of Chandigarh and at district level.

While stating this, here today, Haryana Information, Public Relations and Languages Minister, Mrs. Kavita Jain said that with these three decisions, a number of media persons will be benefitted. She said that the previous Governments had only given assurances to the media persons to meet their long-standing demands, but the present Government, led by Chief Minister, Mr.Manohar Lal was committed for the welfare of media persons. She said that the Chief Minister had recently announced a number of welfare schemes for the benefit of media persons.

She said that the Government has accepted their long-pending demand and now the media persons of electronic media would also be given accreditation at sub-division level. The media persons of electronic media were already being granted accreditation at State headquarters and district level.
The Minister revealed that the media persons of news portals/websites, as per provisions contained in notified rules, would also be granted accreditation now, alongwith print and electronic media.

She said that at present, three correspondents, one sports correspondent, one legal correspondent and two photographers of daily newspapers and news agencies were being granted accreditation from State headquarters of Chandigarh. Similarly, two correspondents and a photographer of a daily newspaper or news agency were being granted accreditation at district level. Now, apart from accreditation, the Haryana Government would also grant ‘recognition’ to three media persons of daily newspapers and news agencies at State headquarters of Chandigarh and two at district level.

She said that the media persons based at district or sub-division level, eligible under these three schemes, may apply through the concerned District Information & Public Relations Officers for grant of accreditation or recognition. Similarly, those based at State headquarters of Chandigarh and were eligible, may apply in the office of Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages, Haryana at Chandigarh. 

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