‘Govt aims to make India media, entertainment hub’
Information & Broadcasting Secretary Sunil Arora on Friday asserted that the Ministry was guided by the ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ philosophy and remained committed to promoting ease of doing business in media and entertainment sector.
“One of our primary objectives is to bring down the number of visitors to Shastri Bhavan to a trickle. Move towards less regulation and facilitate India to become the hub of media and entertainment industry,” Arora said during an interaction with Uday Shankar, CEO STAR India and film-maker Ramesh Sippy at the FICCI Frames 2016 in Mumbai.
Arora said clearance for new TV channels had been expedited over the last six months under a liberalised regime. He said the MHA had agreed to most of the suggestions made by the I&B Ministry about liberalising several conditions. He said the government was committed to digitisation programme, but expressed concern over less than 10 per cent share of Indian made Set Top Boxes.