OPR Function

  • To compile and maintain the central register of publications (daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, half yearly, annual, bi-annual), news agencies and printing presses all over the country.Issue NOCs for new titles of Newspapers, News Agencies, Printing Presses.
  • To issue certificate of registration that are renewed after every three years after assessment of regularity standards and quality of the publication.
  • To process NOC requests for other station, change of language, change of periodicity, change of printing press and transfer of ownership of publication, news agencies and printing press.
  • To ennsure printing in accordance with the provisions of PNNBR Ordinance 2002 and Rules 2009.
  • To check violations and take action against violators.
  • To act against irregular/ unauthorized publications.
  • To take Suo moto as per Section 19 of PNNBR Ordinance-2002 on the application or information received through any person.
  • To issue judgement in cases relating to publications assigned by the concerned Hon’ble High Courts.