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Central Press Accreditation Committee Reconstituted

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The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has reconstituted the Central Press Accreditation Committee (CPAC).

Central Press Accreditation Committee

The CPAC functions as a body to approve applications for accreditation from the media, both Indian as well as foreign.

The 22-member CPAC is chaired by Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Frank Noronha.The 22 member CPAC consists of 11 members from journalist associations and 10 members from various media organisations.

The new members of the CPAC  is given below.

Name Association/Union/Federation
Shri Pramod Kumar National Union of Journalists (India), International Federation of Journalists
Shri Surendra Verma Association of Accredited News Cameraman (Regd.)
Shri Shyam Babu Indian Federation of Working Journalists
Shri Rabi Rath Association of Small and Medium Newspapers of India
Ms. Meenakshi Pandit All India Journalists Welfare Association
Shri Supriya Prasad News Broadcasters’ Association
Shri Rahul Kanwal Broadcast Editors’ Association
Ms. Ira Jha Press Association
Shri L.C. Bhartiya All India Small & Medium Newspapers Federation
Ms. Sabina Inderjeet Indian Journalists Union
Shri M.K. Mahadev Rao Working News Cameraman’s Association


Nominated Members List

Name of the Representative Organization
Ms. Navika Kumar Times Now
Shri Diwakar Asthana The Times of India
Ms. Coomi Kapoor Indian Express
Shri Jayanto Ghoshal ABP
Shri Amitabh Sinha IBN-7 TV
Shri Akhilesh Sharma NDTV
Shri Kalyan Barua Assam Tribune
Shri Iftikhar Geelani DNA
Ms. Nistula Hebbar The Hindu
Shri Shekhar Iyer Deccan Herald

The term  of the CPAC is  for a period of two years from the date of its first meeting


Central Press Accreditation Committee (CPAC) is appointed by the Government of India ,to grant accreditation to the representatives of various news media organisations at the headquarters of the Government of India.The CPAC consists of a maximum of 20 members including the PIO as the Chairperson. The PIO convenes the meetings of the CPAC, which generally meet once in a quarter or more frequently as considered necessary. The members of the Committee are appointed on the basis of the nominations received from various National level Associations/ Unions of journalists and media persons. Similar committees are in force in the States also which look after the State/local level accreditation.