Print and Digital Media Association gets nod as a self-regulatory body

Ministry of information and broadcasting allows registration

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The Ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has approved the registration of the Print and Digital Media Association (Padma) as a self-regulatory body (SRB) for publishers of news and current affairs content.

The ministry has given its authority to register the association as a level-II self-regulatory body as per rule 12 of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

According to a press statement issued by the ministry, Padma’s panel includes Justice Mool Chand Garg, a former high court Judge as chairperson; and senior bureaucrat and journalist Ashok Kumar Tandon and Manoj Kumar Mishra, a senior writer and journalist, as members.

The statement said the ministry will have to be informed in case there is any change in the composition of the body and/or the membership of the publishers.

According to the ministry, Padma will perform functions laid down in sub-rules (4) and (5) of rule 12 for redressing grievances related to the Code of Ethics under the rules. Additionally, the body will ensure that the member publishers agree to adhere to the provisions of the rules, including the furnishing of requisite information under rule 18.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

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