As per MIB’s statement, all MSOs would be required to send the affidavit within one month from the issue of notice. Form and procedures are available on the ministry portal.
MIB said the carriage of DD channels is mandatory in view of the contribution of Doordarshan towards dissemination of accurate information about policies and programmes of the government, acceleration of socio-economic change, promotion of national integration and stimulation of scientific temper.
As many MSOs are failing to follow the rule, the ministry had to take this step.
MIB said: “It has accordingly been decided that an Affidavit be sought from both existing MSOs as well as fresh applicants that they are carrying all 24 DD Channels, besides Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV channels, on their TV network. The same has to be submitted within one month of issue of notice.”