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Information & Broadcasting

Mr. Uday Verma

Secretary's Profile


Create an enabling environment for sustained growth of media and entertainment sector, facilitate value based wholesome entertainment and effectively disseminate information on government policies, programs and achievements.


Facilitate sustained annual growth rate of 13 percent for media and entertainment sector; ensure free flow of information to the public and safeguard freedom of press and media; effectively disseminate information on the policies, programs and achievements of government using emerging technologies; promote development of broadcasting industry in India; strengthen Public service Broadcaster; work towards universal digitalization of broadcasting by 2017; expand FM radio network to all cities of one lakh and above by 2014-15 and community radio service for empowering local communities; create a policy framework for the development of value based content for healthy entertainment of people of all ages; restore, digitalize, preserve and enhance public access to the archival wealth of films, video and audio resources; support digital conversion of Indian films by 2016-17; upscale human resources development and set up centres of excellence for media and entertainment sector.

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  1. Effective dissemination of information of Government Programmes and policies
  2. Facilitate development of broadcasting industry
  3. Monitoring of content of Broadcasting Media
  4. Popularizing use of Community Radio as a medium to empower civil society
  5. Strengthening Public Service Broadcaster – Support to Prasar Bharati
  6. Promoting and encouraging good cinema and recognizing outstanding contribution to the films
  7. Up-scaling of Human Resources for media and entertainment sector
  8. Improving efficiency of Responsibility Centres and PSUs


Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Growth of media & Entertainment Sector  
Growth of Media & Entertainment Sector (Estimated by Pvt. Industry Association such as FICCI and
% 13.09        
2. Growth of TV and Radio (including coverage under DAS)   Number of cities covered under Digital Addressable System (DAS) No. 4        
    Geographical coverage of Doordarshan Terrestrial Channel. % 81 81      
    Geographical coverage of AIR Broadcast % 91 91.87      
3. Development of Human Resources for Media and Entertainment Sector   No. of Persons Trained in FTII, Pune No. 133 108 180 129 143
    No. of persons trained in SRFTI, Kolkata No. 209 209 244 293 290
    No. of persons trained in IIMC (All centers taken together) No. 365 385 385 385 385


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