The National Media Centre, New Delhi was established in August, 2013. The Centre, which boasts of the state of the art technologies of information dissemination, was constructed by the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) at a cost of Rs 60 crore over a period of three years. The Centre is located at 7-E, Raisina Road and it is in proximity to Rashtrapati Bhawan, government offices, Vigyan Bhavan and Parliament House.
The centre aims to disseminate information about Government policies and programmes.
The National Media Centre (NMC) was initially conceptualized by the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India in 1989 to facilitate greater interaction between the Government and the media with a state-of- the-art equipped media centre. The National Media Centre has been planned on the model of media centres in some of the capitals of the world such as Washington and Tokyo. It will have offices of the PIB as well as special facilities for the media to enable the Government to interact closely with the media.
The project is aimed at further improving the dissemination of information about Government’s policies and programmes. The effort is to meet the requirements of the international and Indian media for their professional and communication needs within the overall Government of India framework of information dissemination. The facilities provided will dovetail with current technological advancement in visual and print media.
Facilities available at the centre include a wi-fi-enabled press confrence hall capable of hosting 283 media persons, a briefing room for about 60 persons, 24 work stations for journalists, a library, media lounge with wi-fi facilities, a cafeteria.
- Optic fibre internet backbone with redundancy
- Mini Data Centre for application development and hosting
- Webcast, including live webcast
- Video feed to TV channels outside the building
- Network with redundancy and expandability to 500 nodes
- IT facilities to media persons in work area/Lounge
- Internet Telephony
- AV Video Wall