Information and Broadcasting Ministry receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) on 22 April 2015 received an ISO 9001:2008 certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI).

The ISO certification was granted to Ministry in respect of various permissions and licences issued by it for the broadcasting and print media and films.

These licences or permissions include for satellite Television channels, multi-system operators, teleports, community radio stations and DTH services.

It also includes publication of Indian editions of technical and scientific and foreign magazines of news and current affairs, facsimile editions of foreign newspapers and permission for foreign film producers.

The Ministry has undertaken this initiative in order to bring in more transparency and efficiency in the processes related in granting of various permissions and licenses to the eligible applicants.

In this regard, the Ministry has put in place a well-defined procedure and measures in order to ensure quality of services offered to the customers on the basis of ISO 9001:2008. It will also ensure delivery of services by the Ministry in a qualitative manner.

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