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7. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Council

7. Functions, Duties and Powers of the Council:

The functions, duties and powers of the Council shall be as follows:-
(a) To provide suggestions to Government of Nepal by reviewing from
time to time, the policies relating to journalism and by obtaining
suggestions from the concerned quarters.

(b) To enforce a code of conduct for journalism by drawing it up with a
view to development healthy journalism.
(c) To provide suggestions to Government of Nepal for the development
of journalism.
(d) To keep an up-to date record concerning the circulation of paper.
(e) To take necessary actions, upon receipt of any complaint by the
Council, as to any news item published in any paper.
(f) To submit an annual report to Government of Nepal on the studies
and evaluation carried out on the activities and prevailing situation
of papers, and
(g) To carry out inquiries into the anti-social and objectionable items
published in any paper.

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