Advertisement Policy-2016: J&K has 622 Publications, 375 Empanelled for Govt Advt

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

The State Administrative Council which met in Jammu on Thursday under the Chairmanship of Governor N. N. Vohra approved the draft Advertisement Policy-2016.

As of now, there are 622 newspapers/publications in the State out of which only 375 are empanelled for publication of Government advertisements. Considering the rapidly changing operational environment and increase in the number of publications over the years, it has been considered necessary and appropriate to revise the existing Advertisement Policy issued way back in the year 1996 in order to bring it in sync with the obtaining requirement, an official spokesperson said this evening.

While formulating the new Advertisement Policy by the Information Department, due care has been taken to meet out the broad social objectives of the Government to promote responsible, constructive and healthy journalism, besides ensuring transparency in the distribution of Government Advertisements amongst the newspapers. Necessary checks and balances have been incorporated in the revised draft Advertisement Policy-2016 which will go a long way in mitigating various problems and issues faced by the print media and shall further pave way towards a healthy and transparent journalism in the State.

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