GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2327
TO BE ANSWERED ON 16/08/2010
Screening of Broadcast Contents
2327. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING
Be pleased to state:
(a) Whether Government proposes to set up a Committee to screen broadcast contents;
(b) if so, the powers and composition of the proposed Committee; and
(c) by when this Committee is likely to be set up?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & BROADCASTING
(SHRI C.M. JATUA)
(a) No, Sir. There is no proposal to set up a committee to screen broadcast content before it is telecast on TV Channels, as there is no provision of pre-censorship of content telecast on Television Channels. The content telecast on television is governed by the Programme and Advertisement Codes provided in the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and Rules framed thereunder.
(b) & (c) Do not arise.