23 DECEMBER 2017


Press Information Bureau website in its new look and feel

By Wirenews

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) website is redesigned, enabling it to issue multimedia releases rather than just text releases. The redesign has focused on user experience displaying as much information as possible at the same time in different languages.

You can now select the website region and language. Apart from Press Releases there are links to Gallery, Events, Media Facilitation and Media List. PIB Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Ahmadabad, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram are linked to the new site.

The font size can also be adjusted according to your requirements. The colour scheme of the website seems to match the tricolour of the Indian flag.

Media Advisory, Media Invitations and Media Engagements links are prominently displayed. Currently 158 people are registered to the Editor catagory and 2401 people are accredited with PIB.

How to get accredited with PIB?
There are five categories you can apply for.

and other categories except freelance

Minimum 5 years professional experience as a full time working journalist /cameraman in news organisation(s). Working Journalist seeking accreditation should also be getting the gross salary at least equivalent to the total emoluments of the lowest grade as notified by the Govt. for the journalists in the light of the recommendation of the wage board. (Rs.4500/- per month as on 1.10.2005). Latest revision of pay scales will be taken into account. For accreditation on behalf of news organisations, the journalist should be working fulltime for the organisation and persons working on honorarium/retainership/part-time basis will not be treated as working journalist for the purpose of accreditation


Minimum 5 years of professional experience as a full-time working journalist as a cameraman /correspondent. His/Her designation should be shown as Cameraman-cum-correspondent in the appointment letter and the Editor/head of the organization should specifically recommend for his/her accreditation in this category.

Freelance Correspondents/Camerapersons

(a) Minimum 15 years professional experience as a full time working journalist. (b) Annual income not less than Rs. 36,000/- per financial year from the journalistic work only, for correspondents and still photographers. (c) For TV camerapersons/correspondent-cum-cameramen, a minimum revenue of Rs. 5 lakh per year from news related programmes.

Journalists of Long and Distinguished Service

Pr.DG. may issue accreditation card to a freelance journalist in the category of Long and Distinguished Service subject to the following conditions : a) Journalist should have attained the age of 65 years. b) He/She has been in the profession of journalism for at least 30 years in reputed news organisation(s) whose correspondents are accredited with PIB c) He/She should have been accredited with PIB for at least 20 years and hold valid accreditation on the date of application. d) Journalists associations/unions having representation in the CPAC should recommend their case to Pr .DG. for issue of I/card. e) The accreditation card will be eligible for automatic renewal annually for a period of 5 years from the date of issue of the accreditation card.


The technician must be working full time with the organization. Editor/Head of the organization should specifically recommend for his/her accreditation in this category.









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