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    10. Levy of Fee:

    (1) The Council may, for the purpose of performing its functions under the Act, levy and collect fees from registered newspapers and news agencies during each financial year as specified below:

    5 (a) registered newspapers and periodicals with a circulation range      above 1,50,000 -

    i)                    Rs.7, 500 per annum from each daily;

    ii)                   Rs.4, 500 per annum from each bi-weekly/weekly;

    iii)                 Rs.3, 500 per annum from each fortnightly/monthly;

    iv)                 Rs.2, 250 per annum from all other categories;

    (b)   registered newspapers and periodicals with a circulation range of above 1,00,000 and upto 1,50,000-

    i)                    Rs.5, 250 per annum from each daily;

    ii)                   Rs.3, 000 per annum form each bi-weekly/weekly;

    iii)                 Rs.2, 250 per annum from each fortnightly/monthly;

    iv)                 Rs. 1,500 per annum from all other categories;

    (c)   registered newspapers and periodicals with a circulation range of above 50,000 and upto 1,00,000-

    i)                    Rs.3, 750 per annum from each daily;

    ii)                   Rs.2, 250 per annum from each bi-weekly/weekly;

    iii)                 Rs.1, 500 per annum from each fortnightly/monthly;

    iv)                 Rs.1, 125 per annum from all other categories;

    (d) registered newspapers and periodicals with a circulation range of above 15,000 and upto 50,000-

    i)                    Rs.1, 500 per annum from each daily;

    ii)                   Rs.   900 per annum from each bi-weekly/weekly;

    iii)                 Rs.   600 per annum from each fortnightly/monthly;

    iv)                 Rs.   450 per annum from all other categories;

    (e)   registered newspapers and periodicals with a                                                  circulation range of above 5,000 and upto 15,000-     

    i)                    Rs.200 per annum from each daily;

    ii)                   Rs.150 per annum from each bi-weekly/weekly;

    iii)                 Rs.100 per annum from each fortnightly/monthly;

    iv)                 Rs.100 per annum from all other categories; 

    (f)                    Rs.7, 500 per annum from each Class I news agency;

    (g)                   Rs.5, 250 per annum from each Class II news agency;

    (h)                   Rs.3, 750 per annum from all other news agencies.

    Explanation: For the purposes of this rule, the circulation range of registered newspapers shall be the latest circulation figures as available with the Registrar of Newspapers for India and the criteria for classification of news agencies shall be such as indicated in the Report of the Wage Board for Working Journalists.

    (2) The Council shall send during the course of every financial year   notices of demand under registered A.D. covers to registered newspapers and news agencies calling for the remittance to it of the fees as indicated in sub-rule (1) and such registered newspapers and news agencies shall remit the amount of fees so demanded within thirty days of the receipt of such notices by means of Demand Drafts payable to the Council.

     
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