JAMMU: In view of the fast-changing media scenario in the state, the department of information and public relations is in the process of formulating a new Media Accreditation Policy to replace the existing Press Accreditation Rules of 1997 which have become redundant due to vast expansion of media in Jammu and Kashmir over a period of time.
Pertinently, the state press accreditation committee (SPAC) in its meeting convened in Jammu on 17 December 2015 had also recommended a holistic review of the press accreditation rules-1997 to attune the same with the existing media scenario in the State.
The department of information has accordingly framed the draft news media accreditation policy-2017 and before submitting the same to the government for finalization, the DIPR has decided to seek the views/suggestions from the stakeholders to make the new accreditation policy as comprehensive as possible.
The stakeholders can send their views/suggestions on the official email address of the directorate of information and public relations [email protected] by 15th February 2017.
The draft news media accreditation Policy-2017 has been uploaded on the official website of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations for the convenience of the stakeholders. The Draft Policy is available on the link:http://www.jkdirinf.in/Upload/3d95315c-2104-4760-9581-fb42ec4b12cf_convert-jpg-to-pdf.net_2017-01-23_08-42-45.pdf.