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Media Advisory Committee of Rajya Sabha



The Media Advisory Committee of Rajya Sabha is constituted by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha. It consists of representatives of various media organizations accredited to the Press Gallery of Rajya Sabha. The first Media Advisory Committee was constituted on 18 March 2008 and consisted of 11 members. The present Committee, constituted w.e.f. 23 February 2016 consists of the following 15 members:

MEDIA ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR 2016-17
Chairperson
1. Ms. Neerja Chowdhury (Long & Distinguished Service)
Vice-Chairman
2. Shri Maneesh Chhibber (The Indian Express)
Secretary
3. Shri Anant Bagaitkar (Sakaal)
Joint Secretary
4. Shri Pranab Dhal Samanta (The Economic Times)
Members
5. Shri Sandeep Sonwalkar (India TV)
6. Ms. Vibha Sharma (The Tribune)
7. Shri Jayant Jacob (The Hindustan Times)
8. Shri Praveen Krishnan (Mathrubhumi)
9. Dr. Manas Banerjee (Dainik Agradoot)
10. Shri Jaishankar Gupta (Lokmat)
11. Shri Masoom Moradabadi (Jadid Khabar)
12. Shri Kalyan Barooah (The Assam Tribune)
13. Shri Jagjit Singh Dardi (Chardhi Kala)
14. Ms. Sujata Deb (UNI)
15. Shri Anand Mishra (PTI)

 

TENURE

TThe term of the Committee is one year. It may, however, be dissolved earlier by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha and re-constituted de novo.

MANDATE

The primary function of the Committee is to render advice to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat regarding admission of various media organizations to the Press Gallery of Rajya Sabha to enable them to cover the proceedings of the House.

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