NEW DELHI: Starting from 25th December this year, the Government would be launching a 100 days campaign across the country on the theme of Good Governance. Union ministers and parliamentarians will travel across the country to highlight key initiatives of the Centre that has been taken in the last two and a half years.
Good Governance Day is observed on the birth anniversary of the former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In this context, M. Venkaiah Naidu, minister for Information and Broadcasting mentioned that the endeavour of the government is to improve delivery systems, need to promote digital transformation and take forward the connectivity revolution in all sectors.
Naidu said that the government is committed to bring about transformational changes in the country with the mantra of ‘Reform, Perform & Transform’. “The vision has been depicted in the Government Calendar 2017 with the theme “Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Badh Raha Hai,” he mentioned this while releasing the Calendar on Thursday.
Naidu also spoke about the growth of the print media sector saying it has mandated changes in the print media policy and guidelines in the past years. “The need to update policies keeping in mind the changing dynamics in the print media sector, has resulted in evolving a robust mechanism for RNI to maintain an updated list of Publications in the Country. This mechanism also facilitated weeding out illegal publications that may prove to be an irritant to law enforcement agencies,” he said.
On the New Print Advertisement Policy framework, the Minister said that it provided for circulation verification Procedure for empanelment of Newspapers and Journals with DAVP. The procedure involved certification by RNI if circulation exceeds 45,000 copies per publishing day.
Naidu also gave a broad analysis of the general trend of the Indian Print Media based on the annual report by RNI. He said that the Indian print industry continued its growth story at a steady rate of 5.13% over the previous year.