is the procedure for getting media accreditation?
The media management should apply in the prescribed
form to the DPR through the concerned DIOs.
are the criteria ?
The applicant media should be included in the
media list.The concerned media man for whom the application
is filed should have passed at least SSLC. He should
have a continuous service of minimum two years.
is the authority to issue accreditation?
The Director of Public Relations. There is a state
accreditation committee headed by the Minister for
are the facilities given to an accredited correspondent
An accreditation card revealing the identity and enabling
them to approach the authorities to facilitate
his official work. A bus pass is issued for their
free conveyance through out the state.50 % rail way
fare concession is recommended.
5.What are the welfare schemes available for journalists?
Working journalists welfare fund constituted for giving
monthly pension to the members enrolled who have remitted
contribution in the fund for a minimum period
of 10 years.Those journalists working in a news paper
published from Kerala are eligible for membership
in the scheme. Family pension to the diseased pensioner
is envisaged in this scheme .Application in the prescribed
form should be submitted to the DPR through the DIOs.
On receipt of the membership in the scheme monthly
contribution of Rs 100/ as to be remitted at the DIO's
office as per the passbook issued upto the age of
A subsidy of Rs 90000 / for the construction of
residential houses is sanctioned from the Housing
Board . A committee is constituted in the District
level with Collector as chairman
.DIOs and members from press club are members. the
Application in the prescribed form with relevant document
has to be submitted to the committee which will recommend
are the pension schemes for the Journalists?
Working Journalists' ,Non-working Journalists, Eminent
journalists and Journalists in distress.
For the Working ,Non-working journalists and Journalists
in distress pension schemes each individuals should
apply in the prescribed form to the DPR through the
concerned DIO. A state level committee headed by the
Minister for Information decides on the issue of membership
and those who are given membership are bound to remit
a fixed amount as monthly contribution. Once the member
attains the age of sixty he gets a monthly pension
of Rs 1400.For eminent journalists it is 1000. For
journalists in distress it is Rs 700.The pension for
journalists in distress and eminent journalists
is not contributory. Family pension is also
given to the dependants of the deceased pensioners.
8.Who are recognized as eminent journalists?
This list is finalized by the committee itself. Eminent
journalists of the state is eligible for the
state pension. Under this scheme an amount of Rs 1500/
per month is given to those journalists who are recognized
as eminent journalists by the government.`
to arrange film& video shows?
District Information offices are equipped with the
provision for conducting video shows at various places
according to the demand. To arrange a show ,the agency
who would like to spncer the programme has to contact
the DIO's concerned to fix the programme.
are the films available with PRD?
The films that received awards in best , second best
,Popular and aesthetic categories
in state film awards are preserved in the PRD archives
for screening .There are also videos produced
by PRD in the Makers of Modern Kerala and 14 documentaries
on Districts of kerala.
is the procedure to purchase a film/video?
Apply to the Director in the prescribed form . DD
of Rs 500/ as screening fees should be attached for
films and Rs 250 for videos.A committe will screen
the films and fix the rate.
is the procedure to empanel in the media list?
Those publications published from the state and those
having circulation in the state will be included in
the state media list. Formal application has to be
put in before DPR with two copies of the publication.
After verifying the circulation ,the publication will
be classified into ABC categories .According to the
classification advt. tariff will be fixed and advt
is the procedure to get govt. advertisement
Those publications included in the media list of PRD
are eligible for getting for Govt. advertisement.
How ever it is the discretion of the Government limit
and select the news paper in which the advertisement
has to be published.
are the periodicals brought out by PRD?
Janapadham in Malayalam and Kerala Calling in English
are the magazines.
Interphase and Vikasana samanwayam are the two monthly
news letters in English and Malayalam .
14.How to subscribe the periodicals?
Janapadham and Kerala Calling are available at a price
of Rs.5/ per copy. Annual subscription is fixed at
Rs. 50 which is inclusive of postal charges.For
five years subscription is available at the reduced
rate of Rs 225.Annual subscription can be had by remitting
the amount either at Dist information Offices or At
I&PR directorate. Remittence in the form of Money
order and DD in favour of Director Public Relations
payable at Trivandrum alone will be accepted.The news
letters are available free of cost.
How to purchase photos from PRD photo archive?
PRD preserves about 40000 rare photographs of events
and other development issues apart from cultural photos.
Newspapers and periodicals can utilize the archives
free of cost.For others a rate fixed for purchase
of photos. A formal application should be submitted
to the Director specifying the photos which you like
to be procured.Rs12/ for Quarter size,Rs 30/ for cabinet
size,Rs 40/ for full size and Rs 150/ for 12’’* 9.5’’
size are the rates for purchase.