E-filing of Annual Statement for Publishers to begin from April 1

E-filing of Annual Statements for publishers for the financial year 2021-22  will begin at Registrar of Newspapers for India website from 1st April, 2022. All publishers may file their annual statements online at http://www.egov.rni.nic.in till 31st May, 2022. Publishers who have not filed their annual statements for previous years (2018-19 to 2020-21) can do so in the e-filing portal with a fine of Rs 1000 per year for non-filing of annual statement. For technical enquiries, publishers may contact phone number 011 24369981 between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on working days and by email at  helpdesk.rni@nic.in or annualstatement.rni@gmail.com.

Under Section 19 D of the Press & Registration of Books Act (PRB Act) 1867, it shall be the duty of every publisher of every newspaper to furnish to the Press Registrar an annual statement for their respective publications. Non filing of Annual Statements amounts to violation of the above section.