Self- regulatory body- WJSA

WJAI- Web Journalists’ Standard Authority (WJSA) is Self-Regulatory body registered from Ministry of I& B under Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code), 2021.

“Web Journalists’ Standards Authority” (WJSA) as the Level II Self-Regulatory Body for publishers of news and current affairs content as per rule 12 of the Information Technology (intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

– WJSA has been registered as the self-regulatory body with the member publishers as per the list enclosed at the Annexure. 2.

 The WJSA is performing functions laid down In the sub rules (4) and (5) of rule 12 for the purpose of redressing grievances related to Code of Ethlcs under the Rules. The body also ensure that the member publishers have agreed to adhere to the provisions of the Rules, Including furnishing the requisite information 4. under rule 18 of the Rules.

Web Journalists’ Standards Authority (WJSA)” Members:



Prof. (Dr.)Sanjay Dwivedy-Former Director General IIMC cum ex- Vice Chancellor, MCU Chairman
Sri Om Prakash Yadav, IAS (BH) (Retd.)Member Retired Higher Administrative Official
Sri Dhruv Narayan Gupt, Retired IPS cum Writer PoetMember Retired Higher Police Official
Sri Kinkar Kumar, Advocate Hon’ble Patna High CourtMember legal
Sri Uday Chandra Singh, Senior Most Journalist of the countryMember Senior Journalist
Sri Anand Kaushal, Senior Journalist & President WJAIMember Official
Dr. Amit Ranjan, General Secretary WJAIMember OfficialSri Amit Ranjan

Process to file an appeal in SRB



Level II of Grievance redressal mechanism under the Act:

1. If the aggrieved person is not satisfied with the resolution provided by the publisher, or if the complaint so filed before the publisher is not addressed within the stipulated timeframe, the aggrieved person may escalate the complaint to WJSA for further review of grievance or the redressal measures within the statutory period of 15 days.

2. Aggrieved person may address his grievance to the Chairman, WJSA through email to the registered e-mail id, stating there in:

(a) Details of grievance, including but not limited to, concerned Portal’s Name, Date of Publication and link of the news in question.

(b) details of step(s) taken by the aggrieved person before escalating the appeal to WJSA.

(c) details of action(s) taken by the publisher/ Level I grievance redressal mechanism within the statutory period of 15 days.

(d) details of point of dissatisfaction with the action of the publisher.