Further Extension of grace period of 3 more months for publishing/ printing of Registered Newspapers
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110 001
All CPMsG/ PMGs
Director RAKNPA/ All PTCs
Subject: Further Extension of grace period of 3 more months for publishing/ printing of Registered Newspapers (as a whole from March-2020 to November-2020) and allow posting of the same upto December-2020 in view of Covid-19 Pandemic and subsequent lockdown-reg.
Kindly refer to this Division’s letter of even no. dated 9.4.2020, whereby, all the Publishers/ Properties/ Managers of Registered Newspapers had been provided a grace period of 3 months with respect to their Newspaper/ Magazine editions scheduled to be published in March, April & May of 2020 with a permission of posting the same up to June-2020. The publishers/ properties/ Managers were allowed to publish their newspapers/ magazines by printing separate editions, combining multiple editions. skipping some editions etc as per their convenience during that period and post the same in coordination with the office of posting. The above relaxation was further extended up to August-2020 for printing/ publishing and up to September-2020 for posting vide letter of even no. dated 11.6.2020.
2. The competent authority has decided to further extend the aforesaid grace period in view of requests received from various Registered Newspapers. The grace period has been extended for further three (3) months for publishing/ printing of Registered Newspapers (as a whole from March-2020 to November-2020) and posting of the same will be allowed up to December-2020. It implies that the Publisher/ Propertied/ Manager of Registered Newspapers are allowed to print/ publish their editions scheduled to be published from March-2020 to November-2020 by printing separate editions or combining multiple editions or by skipping some editions etc as per their convenience and to post the same up to December-2020 in coordination with the office of postings.
3. This is the final extension in this regard and no further extension will be granted in future.
4. This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Assistant Director General (PO)