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    Guidelines for Acquisition of Programms



    C. Mode of Application for Short-term Acquisition
    The bids will be called for the following categories of programmes:
    The programmes, which have not been telecast earlier on Doordarshan or any other private channel.
    The programmes which have been telecast earlier on Doordarshan or / and any other private channel.
    The bid should contain the following details:

    Concept, title, language and genre.
    Synopsis of the story in case of fiction based programmes
    Detailed scenario script of at least 4 episodes.  In case episodes of a programme are fewer in number the detailed scenario script of all the episodes.
    Duration of the programmes.
    VHS cassettes of the programmes.
    Documents and affidavit regarding genuineness of the Right holder.
    An affidavit declaring that the programme has not been earlier telecast on Doordarshan or any other private channel in case of category at (i) above.  In case the programme has been telecast earlier on Doordarshan/any other channel, it should specify the channel (s) on which telecast, date (s) of telecast and TRP, if any
    Indemnity Bond indemnifying Doordarshan against any copyright violation.
    Income Tax clearance Certificate issued by Income Tax authorities/PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department
    Relevant details regarding the applicant such as audited balance sheets, profit and loss account, annual reports, partnership agreement, etc. for the last three years.
    Details of creative team/crew members including names, bio-data and addresses of the Director, Researcher, script writer, director of photography and music director.

    Doordarshan may at its discretion relax any of the above requirements in cases of such applicants whose bona fides are known and established in the media world.  Doordarshan may also seek further clarifications during the course of processing. ...continued..