Topic: Smriti Irani
A separate committee under IT ministry will continue deliberating on issues related online media and digital broadcast.
Previous I&B minister Smriti Irani had decided to shut it down, but the ministry is now keen on merging two other units with NFDC.
Move to regulate online media unlikely to make progress just like past attempts on print and broadcast, I&B officials say.
Anand’s district collector, whose ‘order’ the Congress is quoting, said the inquiry and allegations were against officials and contractors but not Irani.
Transfer orders were issued in November last year, within three months after Smriti Irani took over as I&B minister, purportedly to revamp PIB.
The former actor was divested of I&B ministry Monday, just ahead of the 2019 elections. She had earlier lost the HRD ministry.
Irani, known for her high handedness, frequent run-ins with bureaucrats & the media had become a 'political liability' for the party, especially with Lok Sabha elections due in 2019
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Goyal will handle the ministry until the time Arun Jaitley recovers from kidney transplant, Irani reportedly pays the price for controversies.
74 angry winners write letter of protest to govt body, say President’s decision to hand over just 11 of the hundreds of awards is ‘discrimination’.