12 March 2019
MIB Mulls on National Broadcast Policy
The Ministry Of Information And Broadcasting (MIB) in consonance with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is aiming for a National Broadcast Policy for India. MIB secretary Shir Amit Khare proposes that the said draft of the National Broadcast Policy will be prepared in consultation with key stakeholders. Khare also stated that the central government has followed a liberal policy of having less regulation for the broadcast sector by stating that the MIB favours self-regulation for the broadcast sector as he believes that a person sitting in Delhi would not be more knowledgeable or more prudent compared to the industry people who are dealing with the subject on a day to day basis. Noting the importance of the media & entertainment (M&E) industry provides an estimated 2 million jobs, Khare also said that is a very important part of the Indian economy. He further noted that Gaming/Animation/Virtual Realityare the next big opportunities or challenges for the industry and a National Centre for Excellence for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics is being set up in Goregaon, Mumbai.