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Rajya Sabha passes Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023

Newdelhi:3/8/23:The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023, got passed unanimously today in the Upper House. This bill, which rids us of the colonial mindset, is a dynamic step towards promoting transparency, ease of doing business and freedom of the press. Earlier, the process, which took around 2–3 years and required the physical presence of the person in front of the District Magistrate and in Delhi for registration & renewal, will now be reduced to just 60 days and the entire process can be completed online.

By August, the portal will be launched, which will ensure simple, simultaneous & strengthening of this process. It will be a significant step towards our quest for DigitalIndia. This bill, while ensuring freedom of the press, will also promote many budding writers who can freely express themselves on a variety of issues. This bill is in sync with the modern landscape and the commitment of Hon’ble PM ji to minimum government, maximum governance

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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