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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 second Committee was constituted on 27 May 2009 and consisted of 15 members. The third Committee was constituted on 19 July 2010 and consisted of 14 members. The fourth Committee was constituted on 2 August 2011 and consisted of 15 members. The Committee has been reconstituted w.e.f. 20 November 2012 and consists of the following 15 members:

1.

Shri Rahul Srivastava (NDTV)

2.

Ms. Aditi Phadnis (Business Standard)

3.

Shri R. Rajagopalan (Vaartha)

4.

Shri S.H. Shams (Daily Pasban)

5.

Shri D. Vijaya Mohan Nair (Malyala Manorama)

6.

Shri Verghese K. George (Hindustan Times)

7.

Shri Rakesh Kapoor (Punjab Kesari)

8.

Shri Venkat Parsa (Freelance)

9.

Shri Nigamananda Prusty (Dharitri)

10.

Shri K.V. Prasad (The Tribune)

11.

Shri Madan Mohan Jaira (Hindustan)

12.

Ms. Annapurna Jha (Pioneer)

13.

Shri Imteyazuddin (Siyasi Ufuque)

14.

Shri Prakash Chawla (PTI)

15.

Ms. Renu Mittal (Rashtradoot)

The office bearers of the Committee are also appointed from among its members by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha. Accordingly, the Chairman, Rajya Sabha has appointed Shri Rahul Srivastava as the Chairman, Ms. Aditi Phadnis as the Vice-Chairperson, Shri R. Rajagopalan as the Secretary and Shri S.H. Shams as the Joint Secretary of the Committee.

TENURE

The 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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