Centre to Replace 155 Year Old Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867 in Monsoon Session

The Central Government, to replace the 155-year-old ‘Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867’, is planning to introduce a new ‘Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2022’ in the monsoon session.

The bill is aimed to make the procedures of the existing Act simple from the view point of medium/small publishers and uphold the values of press freedom. The bill will also setup a press registrar general and bring digital media under its ambit.