New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): The Press Information Bureau today launched an online system for applying for press accreditation and for renewal of press cards for the year 2010.
Journalists eligible for Central Press Accreditation will now be able to file their applications online from anywhere.
The Press Information Bureau gives accreditation to all the eligible journalists based in Delhi and its vicinity, and renews the accreditation on an annual basis.
For the first time, the process of submitting the applications for fresh accreditation or renewal for the year 2010 has been made completely online.
The system has been designed to give the applicants full control over the application process. From now on, all personal and professional data shall be maintained by the applicants themselves.
The account once created shall be used by the applicants anytime in the future for renewal, change of organization or category etc. The status of the application, once submitted, shall be displayed online. The databank thus created shall also facilitate accreditation for special events, and there shall not be any need for filling detailed forms for such events in the future.
The system helps the applicants in filling up the application form in a number of ways. The form need not be filled at one go - the save feature shall ensure that partly filled forms are saved and may be edited later. The form is designed in multiple pages, each of which can be saved separately.
The form will be considered complete only after SUBMIT button is pressed. There are three options for submitting supporting documents - uploading documents in the online form itself, sending scanned documents to PIB's email - firstname.lastname@example.org , or by physically depositing the documents in Room No. 115, Press Information Bureau, A Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
The online system can be accessed by the journalists directly at http://pibaccreditation.nic.in or by clicking at the link provided at PIB's webpage http://pib.nic.in. (ANI)