Verify credentials of firms placing job ads: Press Council to newspapers
In a bid to protect youths from fraudsters, the Press Council of India (PCI) has asked newspapers to cross-check the credentials of a company placing advertisements for jobs.
In a statement here, the PCI advised the print media to adhere to the Norms of Journalistic Conduct while publishing employment related advertisements.
“Print Media should cross check the credentials of the Company/Organisation/ Institution/Person and carry out proper verification to establish their bona fides before booking Advertisements of Employment by private companies or under Government or Semi Government Schemes or Programmes in order to protect the vulnerable unemployed youth from fraudsters,” the PCI said, quoting from the Norms of Journalistic Conduct.
It also asked newspaper organisations to have proper advertisement booking policy in place to contain misleading advertisements.
Earlier, the PCI had asked the print media to refrain from publishing any content on the Ram temple consecration that may

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