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31 May 2016, 05:29 HRS IST
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About PTI
Press Trust of India (PTI) is India’s premier news agency, having a reach as vast as the Indian Railways. It employs more than 400 journalists and 500 stringers to cover almost every district and small town in India. Collectively, they put out more than 2,000 stories and 200 photographs a day to feed the expansive appetite of the diverse subscribers, who include the mainstream media, the specialised presses, research groups, companies, and government and non-governmental organisations.

PTI correspondents are also based in leading capitals and important business and administrative centres around the world. It also has exchange arrangements with several foreign news agencies to magnify its global news footprint.

Currently, PTI commands 90 per cent of new agency market share in India.

PTI was registered in 1947 and started functioning in 1949. Today, after 65 years of its service, PTI can well and truly take pride in the legacy of its work, and in its contribution towards the building of a free and fair Press in India. On its golden jubilee in 1999, President K R Narayanan said:"We got independence in August 1947.But independence in news and information we got only with the establishment of PTI in 1949.That is the significance of PTI..."

 PTI Golden Jubilee video 1949-1999

Administrative & Managerial Composition
PTI is run by a Board of Directors with the Chairmanship going by rotation at the Annual General Meeting. The day-to-day administration and management of PTI is headed by the Chief Executive Officer (who is also the Editor-in-Chief).

The Board of Directors
Mr Hormusji N CamaChairman (The Bombay Samachar)
Mr Riyad MathewVice Chairman (Malayala Manorama)
Mr Vineet JainBennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
Mr Mahendra Mohan GuptaJagran Prakashan Ltd.
Mr Aveek Kumar SarkarABP Pvt. Ltd.
Mr Viveck GoenkaThe Express Group
Mr Vijay Kumar ChopraThe Hind Samachar Ltd.
Mr M P Veerendra KumarThe Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.
Mr N RaviThe Hindu
Mr Sanjoy NarayanHT Media Ltd.
Mr K N Shanth Kumar The Printers (Mysore) Pvt. Ltd.
Mr R Lakshmipathy Dinamalar
Mr Jimmy F. Pochkhanawalla Independent Director
Mr Shyam SaranIndependent Director
Prof. Deepak NayyarIndependent Director
Justice R.C. LahotiIndependent Director
The Senior Management Team
Mr M K RazdanEditor-in-Chief & CEO
Mr V S ChandrasekarExecutive Editor
Mr G Sudhakar NairDy. Executive Editor
Mr Mohini Ranjan MishraDy. General Manager (Administration)
Mr V Mohan NarayanEditor
Mr Subhash C Malhotra Senior Editor – Photo
Mr Amitabha RoychowdhuryCoordinating Editor
Mr Anil K JosephEditor
Mr Ajay KaulEditor
Mr Sumir KaulEditor
Ms Priyanka TikooEditor
Ms Padma AlvaChief Administrative Officer
Mr Subodh GuptaGeneral Manager (Finance)
Mr Tridib BordoloiChief Engineer