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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. 3 February 2021 consists of the following 17 members:

MEDIA ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR 2021
Chairman
1. Shri Rahul Shrivastava (TV Today)
Vice-Chairperson
2. Ms. Habiba Marya Shakil (TV-18)
Secretary
3. Shri Anant Bagaitkar (Sakal)
Joint Secretary
4. Shri Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi (Economic Times)
Members
5. Shri R. Rajagopalan (Long and Distinguished Service)
6. Shri Rajat Pandit (Times of India)
7. Shri Deepak Kumar Jha (Pioneer)
8. Shri Manoj C.G. (The Indian Express)
9. Shri Ammar Zaidi (PTI)
10. Shri Challa Vijaya Bhaskar (Eenadu)
11. Ms. Smriti Kak (Hindustan Times)
12. Ms. Sobhana K. Nair (The Hindu)
13. Shri Shemin Joy (Deccan Herald)
14. Shri Ajeet Kumar (Dainik Bhaskar)
15. Shri Narendra Nath Mishra (Navbharat Times)
16. Shri Imteyazuddin (Siyasi Ufuque)
17. Shri Sanjeev Rathi (Univarta)

 

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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