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finalizes e-auction model for FM Phase III
The GoM headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee
decided against the conventional open auction model and instead chose the
e-auction method .The Group of Ministers on FM radio Phase-III met on
Wednesday (19-01-2010) and finalized and approved the e-auction model of the
kind followed in the 3G auctions last year for FM Phase -III .
The conventional open auction model
auction for Phase II of FM Radio had yielded huge dividends to the national
exchequer, Phase III is also expected to have greater transparency with the
government having decided on an e-auction format. The GoM is also understood
to have extended the license period for the radio stations to 15 years from
the existing 10 years.
There is a proposal for allowing 806
private FM Radio stations in Phase III in addition to the 245 channels at
The GoM headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee decided against the
conventional open auction model and instead chose the e-auction method.
A total of 216 cities and towns are to get private FM radio for the first
time in Phase III, out of the 302 identified by the Government and split
into four categories. Of the 86 cities and towns which have private FM Radio
channels, 67 are to get additional channels.
FRIENDS OF PRASAR BHARATI welcome
decision of the GOM to use e-auction method in FM radio
Phase-III. We demand that
should also be used for granting Satellite Television Licenses.
Please join our
campaign for change in Satellite Television Broadcast Policy of the
government .Please see the below link.
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