A fresh security clearance proposal for DMK-backed Kalaignar TV is being examined by the Home Ministry following a recommendation of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, officials said Monday.
Permission for uplinking or downlinking of TV channels is granted by the central government only after providing security clearance to the company, its promoters, directors and key executives.
The security clearance procedure will take into account their involvement, if any, in any case that might have adverse implications on national security, another official said.
The decision whether to grant the security clearance is taken by the Home Ministry and it is shared with the concerned administrative ministries to enable them to take appropriate decision, as deemed fit, in accordance with their rules, policy, procedure, guidelines, the official said.
When contacted, a DMK leader, requesting anonymity, said in Chennai they have no knowledge about it as no formal communication was received from the government.
"In case of any communication from the Home Ministry, Kaignar TV would respond to the media queries," he said.
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