Since 2016, the harassment of journalists are on peak by DAVP New Delhi. Vide Advisory No. F.N. 14/0020/1617 Dated 09-09-2016 clause 13 of print media advertisement of policy of Goverment of India 2016, it is necessary to submit newspapers by 15th day of subsequent month. In this connection PIB Dehradun office was authorised to accept the newspapers of Uttartakhand but no competent officer was posted to Dehradun office resulting which the newspapers were not accepted to submit. In this regard, Lead India Publishers Association (LIPA) contacted to Chandigarh office as well as Delhi office to takeup appropriate action into the matter and letter of this effect no./LIPA/2016/2017 Dated 06-10-2016 (Regd.) was sent to DAVP, New Delhi but some arrangement was made upto December 2016 and no care of journalists are being taken since January 2017.
DAVP has been quite smart to take action against the defaulting newspapers suspension and put their name of the website. Even the list of regularised newspapers 13099 has not a single newspapers from Uttarakhand shown as regular nor advertisement to the newspapers are being issued in parlance to Uttar Pradess, most of newspapers have not received a single advertisement except January 26, 2017. LIPA Uttarakhand taken at very seriously and President LIPA Uttarakhand has agian requested for redressal of the grievances immediately with information to Press Council of India as well as minister of information and broadcasting of India New Delhi.