Only two cases of vulgarity, indecency on TV shows reported in past two years: Jaitley
Jaitley said the existing provisions contained in the Programme and Advertising codes are adequate to regulate content, including TV reality shows.
New Delhi: Only two instances of vulgarity and indecency in television reality shows have been reported to the government over the past two years, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said in parliament.
The minister said “the existing provisions contained in the Programme and Advertising codes and the existing mechanism are considered adequate to regulate content, including TV reality shows.”
The two cases of indecency relates to “Bigg Boss Season-7” aired by Colors and “Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi-Dan Ka Blockbuster". In both the cases, advisories were issued to the channels.
The government has set up Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) to review the content of private TV channels in the context of violation(s) of programme and Advertising Codes, the indiantelevision.com quoted Jaitley as saying.