NTO 2.0 will not be implemented any time soon: Prakash Javadekar

The Information and Broadcasting Minister has said that the government will be clearing payment dues and that Rs 135 crore has already been disbursed

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: May 1, 2020 2:33 PM
Prakash Javadekar

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar during an interaction with IBF members on Friday said that NTO 2.0 will not be implemented any time soon, sources have told exchange4media. On the call were present members of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation namely - N P Singh, Rajath Sharma, Uday Shankar, Aroon Purie and Punit Goenka.  

The minister said he will be speaking to the Maharashtra government for resuming production of TV shows. He has assured that the government is clearing its due payments and Rs 135 crore has already been disbursed.

This came out of a meeting between IBF board members and Javadekar during a call on Friday. The issues regarding DAVP dues and the recent recommendations by TRAI were also taken up during the call, sources said. 

exchange4media had reported in March that the implementation of the New Tariff Order has been difficult as most states are under lockdown for the COVID-19 crisis and cable operators are unable to educate consumers about the new regulations.

 

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