In a written reply to a member's question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the government had set up Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) in 2008 to monitor channels and record them on 24/7 basis.

"Presently, it monitors 600 TV channels," he added.

As per the details shared by Rathore, the ministry has acted on at least three instances in 2015 against channels over violations of Programme and Advertising Code.     

While in one case, an order was issued to take a channel off air for seven days, in another case, a warning was issued. In another instance, a show cause notice was issued, the reply said.

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