The Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Government of Jammu & Kashmir is inviting applications for Accreditation of News Media Representatives (Journalists, Camera Persons, Technicians)
Who can apply?
- News Representatives
Working Journalists (Correspondents/Camera man and other categories except freelance) as defined in the Occupational, Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 engaged in news gathering/news bureau of the news organization Freelance Working Journalists not employed by any news
media organisation Veteran Journalists – having attained the age of 65 years.
Technicians (Electronic Media)
- News Organizations (Print Media) Newspapers (Daily)
- News Organisations (Electronic Media)
Satellite Channels (News Current Affairs)
- News Agencies
Print and Electronic (including photo service)
- Digital News Publisher
Eligible Media Representatives can download the detailed prescribed format which includes conditions of eligibility etc. from the official website of DIPRJK (https://jkdirinf.jk.gov.in) or its Official Social Media handles Applications complete in all respects along with required documents should reach DIPR office Jammu/Srinagar by or before 27-02-2023.
(A) News Representatives
|1.||Working journalists (Correspondents/Cameraman and other categories except freelance) as defined in the Occupational, safety, health and working conditions code, 2020 engaged in news gathering/ news bureau of the news organization.||Minimum 5 years professional experience as a full time working journalist /cameraman in news Organization (s) with documental proof.|
Editor/head of the organization should recommend for his/her accreditation.
For accreditation on behalf of news organizations, the journalist should be working full-time for the organisation and persons working on honorarium/ retainership/part-time basis will not be treated as working journalist for the purpose of accreditation.
Documents to be submitted: Copy of Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Passport.Recommendation letter from the Editor/ Editor-in- chief/ Executive Editor/ Resident Editor of the organization.
Bureau Chief in case of Bureau is functional in J&K.
Copy of the appointment letter of the present organization.
Copy of salary slips of last three months.
Copy of appointment and relieving letter of previous organization.
Clippings/photographs with byline of past six months.
Residence proof electricity bill/rent agreement/telephone bill/ Voter Card, etc.
Two Passport Size Photographs.
|2.||Freelance working journalists not employed by any news media organization||Minimum 15 years of professional experience as a full-time working journalist / Cameraman in news organization (s).|
Must have held DIPR accreditation card for at least five years.
Documents to be submitted: Copy of Aadhaar Card/PAN Card/Passport.
copy of appointment and relieving letter(s) of previous organization(s).
20 clippings /Photographs with byline published in past six months in case of print media.
Clippings from in-house journals will not be excepted.
For electronic journalists, links of their journalistic work numbering at least 20 in the last six months.
Two Passport Size Photographs.
|3.||Veteran Journalists||Director Information in consultation with the JKMAC members may issue accreditation card to a freelance journalist in the category of veteran journalists subject to the following cumulative conditions: Journalist should have attained the age of 65 years.|
Has a publicly acclaimed distinguished career as a journalist.
He/she has been a working journalist-for at least 30 years.
The accreditation card will be, eligible for automatic renewal annually for a period of 5 years from the date of issue of the accreditation card.
|4.||Technicians (Electronic Media)||The Technicians must be working full time with the organization, duly recommended by the editor/ authorized signatory|
- Eligibility Conditions for Granting Accreditation on Behalf of Organisation/Agencies.
1. Print Media
|1.||Newspapers (Daily)||Circulation should not be less than 10,000 copies of 8 full size pages per publishing day|
|2.||Newspaper (Weekly/fortnightly)||Circulation should not be less than 15,000 copies per (Weekly/fortnightly) publishing day.|
The newspaper should be 16 pages of tabloid size for weekly & 24 pages of tabloid size for fortnightly.
|3.||Periodicals/Magazines||Circulation should not be less than 10,000 copies with a minimum of32 pages per publishing day.|
Additional condition: The publisher should have filed annual statement with RNI for the last three consecutive years. Documents required: (@) RNI registration certificate
Circulation certificate from RNI/ABC accompanied by letter from Chartered Accountant certifying the document for newspapers with circulation above 25,000.
Newspapers whose daily circulation is between 10,000 to 25,000 should submit circulation certificate certified by CAG/RNI empaneled chartered Accountant.
In case of any issue with regard to· certification of circulation of newspapers, JKMAC is authorized and empowered to take the decision regarding circulation certification, as and when necessary.
(A) News Organizations (Electronic Media)
|1.||Satellite Channels (News Current Affairs)||The Channel should be a News and Current Affairs Channel having valid permission of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under the Uplinking and Downlinking Guidelines for private satellite TV channels |
Documents to be submitted:
Copy of permission letter from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for uplinking and downlinking as News and Current Affairs Channel.
Copy of renewal permission letter from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for uplinking and downlinking as News and Current Affairs Channel.
Copy of permission of new Name/ logo from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (if name/logo has been changed).