The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has once again asked applicant multi-system operators (MSOs) not to be misled by individuals making false claims of helping to get the MSO licences in lieu of illegal gratification.
The Ministry, which has earlier alerted MSOs and TV broadcasters several times in this regard, had last posted a similar notice on its website on 5 August last year.
However, it has come to the notice of the I&B Ministry that 'certain individuals are approaching MSO applicants with false claims of providing MSO registrations and demanding illegal gratifications/bribe to get the work done.'
The Ministry reiterated that it had adopted a very transparent way of dealing with issuance of MSO registrations. In order to maintain transparency in processing of MSO registration applications, the Ministry organizes monthly Open House Meeting on the 20th of every month in the chamber of Deputy Secretary (Digitization).
This mechanism enables the applicants to know the status of their applications, provide/submit documents as required by the MIB as also to represent their grievances to the Ministry.
For any doubt or enquiry about status of their applications, the applicant MSOs may participate in the Open House Meeting by sending an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy at email@example.com by the 10th of every month.