Panaji : April 5, 2017 …. A meeting along with the Multi System Operators and Local Cable Operators was convened today by the Collector and District Magistrate, South Goa district in his office to ascertain and verify the status and plans of the Multi System Operators and Local Cable Operators regarding the circular issued by The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, New Delhi.
The circular which issued directions to all the Broadcasters, Multi System Operators and Local Cable Operators to ensure that no analogue signals are transmitted over the cable networks in Phase IV areas after March 31, 2017 failing which action would be taken against the defaulters as per the provisions of the Cable TV Act/Rules.
The Multi System Operators present during the meeting informed that 100% digitization has been done in their operating areas and further said that the status at the level of Local Cable Operators need to be verified and accordingly the detail reports/certificate submitted by April 10, 2017 to the District Magistrate, South Goa having complied with the directions of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The Deputy Collector and Sub-Divisional Magistrates and the Taluka Mamlatdars of the South Goa District shall act strictly on the defaulters after April 10, 2017 by inspecting the operations of the Multi System Operators and Local Cable Operators and any violators found shall be dealt under the provisions of the Cable TV Act/Rules including sealing of the control rooms of the Cable Operators