Parliamentary panel examining 'paid news' to meet Monday

New Delhi : The first meeting of a parliamentary panel examining the issue of “paid news” would be held Monday, a member of the committee said.

“The first meeting of the committee on the issue of paid news will be held Dec 20,” a member of the committee told IANS.

The 31-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, headed by Rao Inderjit Singh, the Lok Sabha MP from Gurgaon, has invited suggestions from the public, experts and organisations for wider consultations on the issue.

An official press release had said Wednesday that the committee had decided to examine various aspects related to “paid news”. It said that those wishing to give their opinions and views can send two copies either in English or Hindi to the Additional Director (IT), Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 156, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi – 110 001 within 15 days. It can also be emailed at or can be faxed at 011-2301-0756.

The memoranda or suggestions submitted to the committee would form part of the records of the committee and would be treated as strictly confidential, the release added.

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