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PRESS COUNCIL OF BHARAT
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PRESS COUNCIL OF BHARAT

192.    Press Council of Bharat.

(1)    There shall be a Press Council of Bharat, consists of seven members including Chairman.

(2)    The President on the recommendations from the National Judicial Commission shall appoint a retired Supreme Court Judge, as the Chairman of the Council.

(3)    Two retired High Court Judges shall be appointed by the President as the Senior Members of the Commission on the recommendations from the National Judicial Commission.

(4)    Two representatives of the journalists should be appointed as members from the penal of names to be recommended, with due process with secret ballots, by recognised national bodies of the journalists.

(5)    Two representatives of the owners of the media should be appointed as members from the penal of names to be recommended, with due process with secret ballots, by recognised national bodies of the owners of the media.

(6)    At one material time, two members from one Newspaper or media organisation shall not be appointed.

 

193.    Powers, duties and function of the Press Council of Bharat.

(1)               The Press Council of Bharat shall ensure that the print and television media shall not be misutilised for any direct or indirect personal gains, benefits, favours, likes and dislikes of any individual at the cost of rights of any other individual or the national interests.

(2)               Parliament shall make law on the recommendations of the draft for law, from the Law Commission, which shall fulfill the objective of Clause (1).

(3)               After enactment of such law, the Law Commission of Bharat shall notify detail Rules, regulations and guidelines.

 

194.    Expenses of the Press Council of Bharat.

(1)                All expenses except salaries or honorarium if any to the members appointed under Clause (3), (4) and (5) of Article, shall be from the Consolidated Fund of Bharat.

(2)                All expenses under clause (1) shall be subject to audit and transparent to public.

(3)                The Prices of the Reports and other documents shall not be more than actual costs. 

 

195.            Appeal against order of the Press Council of Bharat.

Order of the Press Council of Bharat can be appealed before the Supreme Court of India, within sixty days from such order, even with the certificate from Advocate, who should verify the verbative contains of the order, in case certified copy is not supplied within this period.

 

196.      Oath of the affirmation by the Members of the Press Council of Bharat.

(1)             Every person appointed as the Chairman of the Press Council of the Bharat before enters upon the office, shall make and subscribe before the President, or some person appointed in that behalf by him, an oath or affirmation in the following manner:-

" I,   A.B., having been appointed Chairman or Member of the Press Council of the Bharat in the name of God (or solemnly affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of Bharat as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of Bharat that I will duly and faithfully and to the best of my knowledge and judgment guided by the Constitution, perform the duties of my office without fear or favour (even in a matter pertained to any person holding any office), affection or ill will and that I will uphold the Constitution and the laws."

(2)      Violation of the Oath taken by the Chairman or Member of the Press Council of the Bharat shall evident his incompetence to continue in his office.

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