Media Law

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List of Act and Rules Applicable to Media Industry

  1. The Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867
  2. The Press (Objectional Matters) Act, 1951
  3. Registration of Newspapers (Central) Rules, 1956
  4. The Press and Registration Appellate Board (Practice and Procedure) Order, 1961
  5. The Press Council Act, 1978
  6. The Press Council Rules, 1979
  7. The Press Council (Procedure for Nomination of Members) Rules, 1978
  8. The Press Council (Procedure for Inquiry) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006
  9. The Press Council (Procedure for Conduct of Meetings and Business) Regulations, 1979
  10. The Press Council of India (Grant of Certified Copies) Regulations, 1999
  11. The Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955
  12. The Working Journalists (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Rules, 1957
  13. The Working Journalists and other Newspaper Employees Tribunal Rules, 1979
  14. The Working Journalists (Fixation of Rates of Wages) Act, 1958
  15. The Newspaper (Prices and Pages) Act, 1956
  16. The Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Libraries) Act, 1954
  17. The Right to Information Act, 2005
  18. The Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005
  19. The Central Information Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, 2005
  20. The Central Information Commission (Management) Regulations, 2007
  21. The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954
  22. The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Rules, 1955
  23. The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950
  24. The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Rules, 1982
  25. State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act, 2005
  26. State Emblem of India (Regulation of Use) Rules, 2007
  27. The Parliamentary Proceedings (Protection of Publication) Act, 1977
  28. The Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act, 1956
  29. The Punjab Special Powers (Press) Act, 1956 (Relevant Provisions)
  30. Copyright Act, 1957
  31. The Dramatic Performances Act, 1876 (Relevant Provisions)
  32. The Cinematograph Act, 1952
  33. The Cinematograph (Certification) Rules, 1983
  34. The Cine-workers and Cinema Theater Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1981
  35. The Cine-Workers and Cinema Theater Workers (Regulation of Employment) Rules, 1984
  36. The Cine-Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1981
  37. The Cine-workers Welfare Cess Rules, 1984
  38. The Cine-Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981
  39. The Cine-Workers Welfare Fund Rules, 1984
  40. The Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India ) Act, 1990
  41. The Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Act, 2007
  42. The Sports Broadcast Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Rules, 2007
  43. The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995
  44. The Cable Television Networks Rules, 1994
  45. The Radio, Television and Video Cassette Recorder Sets (Exemption from Licensing Requirements) Rules, 1997
  46. The Standards of Quality of Service (Broadcasting and Cable services) (Cable Television – CAS Areas) Regulation, 2006
  47. The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (Relevant Provisions)
  48. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997
  49. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Miscellaneous) Rules, 1999
  50. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Period for Filing of Application to Authority) Rules, 1999
  51. The Telecommunication Interconnection (Port Charges) Regulation, 2001
  52. The TRAI (Levy of Fees and Other Charges for Tariff Plans) Regulations, 2002
  53. The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (Form, Verification and the Fee for Filing an Appeal) Rules, 2003
  54. The Telecommunication Interconnection (Charges and Revenue Sharing) Regulation, 2001
  55. The Telecommunication Interconnection Usage Charges Regulation, 2003
  56. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Salaries, Allowances and Other Conditions of Service of Chairperson and Whole-time Members) Rules, 2000
  57. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Procedure for Conducting Inquiry Against a Member) Rules, 1999
  58. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Annual Report and Returns) Rules, 1999
  59. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Form of Annual Statement of Accounts and Records) Rules, 1999
  60. The Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable Services) Interconnection Regulations, 2004
  61. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Access to Information) Regulations, 2005
  62. The Common Charter of Telecom Services, 2005
  63. The Regulation on Quality of Service of Basic and Cellular Mobile Telephone Services, 2005
  64. Quality of Service (Code of Practice for Metering and Billing Accuracy) Regulation, 2006
  65. The Standards of Quality of Service (Broadcasting and Cable Services) (Cable Television – CAS Areas) Regulation, 2006
  66. The Quality of Service of Broadband Service Regulations, 2006
  67. The Telecom Consumers Protection and Redressal of Grievances Regulations, 2007
  68. The Telecom Unsolicited Commercial Communications Regulations, 2007
  69. The International Telecommunication Access to Essential Facilities at Cable Landing Stations Regulations, 2007
  70. The Telecommunication Consumers Education and Protection Fund Regulations, 2007
  71. The Direct to Home Broadcasting Services (Standards of Quality of Service and Redressal of Grievances) Regulations, 2007
  72. Domestic Leased Circuits Regulations, 2007
  73. The Register of Interconnect Agreements Regulations, 1999
  74. The Indian Post Office Act, 1898 (Relevant Provisions)
  75. The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Relevant Provisions)
  76. The Information Technology (Certifying Authorities) Rules, 2000
  77. Delivery of Books ‘and Newspapers’ (Public Libraries) Act, 1954
  78. Delivery of Books (Public Libraries) Rules, 1955
  79. Registration of Newspapers (Central) Rules 1956
  80. The Newspaper (Prices and Pages) Act, 1956
  81. The Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act, 1956
  82. The Press and Registration Appellate Board (Practice and Procedure) Order, 1961
  83. The Parliamentary Proceedings (Protection of Publication) Act, 1977
  84. Press Council Act, 1978
  85. The Press Council (Procedure for Nomination of Members) Rules, 1978
  86. The Press Council Rules, 1979
  87. The Press Council (Procedure for Conduct of Meetings and Business) Regulations, 1979
  88. The Press Council of India (Grant of Certified Copies) Regulations, 1999
  89. Press Council (Procedure for Inquiry) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006

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