RELATIONS WING OF PIB,
Press Relations wing's basic function is to provide necessary facilities to the journalists/media-persons.
Accreditation is granted to media persons for the purpose of access to sources of information in the Government and also to news materials, written or pictorial, released by the PIB and/or other agencies of the Government of India.
Accreditation are given to the news media representatives in accordance with "The Central Press Accreditation Rules 1999" (Annexure I) as per eligibility conditions laid down and with due approval of the Central Press Accreditation Committee.
Central Press Accreditation Committee:
The Government of India constitutes a committee called the Central Press Accreditation Committee, which consists of Principal Information Officer as chairperson and a maximum of 19 other members representing different journalists associations/unions.
The accreditation cards will be valid upto 31st December and have to be renewed every year by applying for its renewal in the prescribed application form for renewal.
v PUBLICATION OF ACCREDITATION INDEX AND TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
Accreditation Index and Telephone Directory containing various information viz. names, address, telephone numbers, fax numbers etc. of all accredited media persons and media organisations are published every year and issued to all accredited media persons free of cost. Accreditation Index is also placed on the PIB web site.
v MAILING LIST
Name and addresses of all accredited media persons and media organisations will be put on the mailing list so that all the news materials, written or pictorial released by PIB could be sent to them regularly.
v CUSTOM DUTY EXEMPTION
Accredited media persons and news agencies are allowed to avail of custom duty exemption on import of professional equipment in accordance with the Ministry of Finance Notification, issued from time to time.
v TELEPONE CONNNECTIONS ON PRIORITY
Accredited media persons will get telephone connections on priority on the recommendation of PIB.
v RAILWAY CONECESSION
Accredited media persons will get concession in railway fare to perform journey for professional purpose. The current rate of concession is 30 per cent in Rajdhani and Shetabdi trains and 50 per cent in the other trains.
v CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME
The facility of Central Government Health Scheme is allowed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to all accredited media persons.
v JOURNALISTS WELFARE FUND
There is a journalists welfare fund being maintained by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It is operated in accordance with the prescribed guidelines
v PRESS LOUNGE
Press Lounge with all facilities such as newspapers/magazines, PTI/UNI's current news, TV and a work room with computers and internet facility availabe to accredited media persons for professional use.
v CONFERENCE HALL
A fully equipped PIB conference hall situated at central place is available for press briefings/conference organised by different ministries and Government departments.
v SPECIAL ACCREDITATION
During international events or VVIP's
Press tours are conducted by the PIB hqrs. and its Regional / Branch
offices to give publicity through media to various Government development
schemes/ projects located all over
The hospitality grant is operated by PIO which is meant for hospitality of foreign/indian editors, correspondents, other categories of journalists etc. in the interest of official publicity.
v RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION TO JOURNALISTS
Government residential accommodation are made available to accredited media person in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the Ministry of Urban Development
Composition of Screening Committee:
Chairman: Principal Information Officer
Members: 1. Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban
2. Director of Estates
3. Four journalists representing prominent national level
Necessary application forms together with other details are available with the Information Officer (Press Facilities). His address is given below.
Information Officer (Press Facilities)
Press Information Bureau
No.115, 1st Floor, "A" Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
Telephone No. 3386602.