The Centre has arrange a four-member committee to assessment the tv rankings system and make “suggestions for a strong, clear and accountable” system , the knowledge and broadcasting (I&B) ministry stated in an announcement on Wednesday.
The Centre’s determination comes amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of Tv Score Factors (TRPs) manipulation by a couple of TV information channels. In October, the parliamentary panel on Data Expertise chaired by Congress chief Shashi Tharoor famous that TRPs “may be simply manipulated”.
The committee consists of Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi V Vempatti, Dr Shailabh from the Indian Institute of Expertise (IIT)- Kanpur, Rajkumar Upadhyay from the Centre for Improvement of Telematics (C-DOT) and professor Pulak Ghosh from the Centre for Public Coverage, the assertion stated. It has to submit its report in two months.
The four-member committee will analyse the options made by numerous boards with regards to tv rankings methods in India and suggestions made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and in addition assessment current tips to see if they’ve met the take a look at of time and wishes of the stakeholders, the ministry stated.
“Primarily based on the operation of the rules for a couple of years, there’s a must have a recent look on the rules… preserving in view the current suggestions of TRAI, technological developments/interventions to deal with the system advert additional straighten the procedures for a reputable and clear rankings system,” the ministry stated in its order.