OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF NEWSPAPERS FOR INDIA

 

PUBLISHERS TO SUBMIT ANNUAL STATEMENTS

BEFORE 31th MAY THIS YEAR

 

Under Section 19(D) of the Press and Registration of Books Act 1867(PRB Act) the annual statement is to be submitted by all publishers of registered publications before 31st May of each year in the Proforma (form II) prescribed under the Registration of Newspapers (Central) Rules, 1956.  Failure to submit the Annual statement is punishable with fine, which may extend to Rs. 500/- under Section 19(K) of the PRB Act.  Section 14 of the said Act also provides that any publisher making false statement  on conviction before a Magistrate, may be punished by fine up to Rs. 2000/- and imprisonment for a term, which may extend to six months.