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