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MIB issues advisory community radio stations

The advisory dates 7th July, 2023 said,”

1.As per the Policy Guidelines for setting up of Community Radio Station, the Grant of Permission Agreement for CRS is granted for an initial of 5 years. Thereafter, the permission can be extended for five years at a time. The application for extension of permission is required to be submitted in the 4th year of operation.

2. It has been observed that the request for extension of GOPA is not sent in time which results in expiry of existing permission agreement. Further, for renewal of WOL, the permission agreement should have validity commensurate with the requested renewal period.

3. In view of the above, all the Community Radios Stations, whose GOPA is going to expire within 12 months, are advised to send application for extension of GOPA by Speed Post/Registered Post with following documents:

(a) A duly signed and stamped copy of the GOPA renewal/extension form.

(b) A bank guarantee having validity for the next five years. (details for bank guarantee – https ://mib. gov . in/sites/default/files/Beneficiary%2 ODetails .pdf)

(c) A self-declaration and governing body details for obtaining security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The self-declaration and governing body details should be submitted in the prescribed format only, along with complete required details. (Only in case of Private organisation! institution)

4. The GOPA renewal/extension form and other documents can be downloaded from the MIB website – or can be requested through an e mail on [email protected]

BCS Bureau

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