Eligibility criteria of Community Radio policy guidelines in India provided by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
(i) The following types of organisations shall be eligible to apply for Community Radio licences:
a) Community based organisations, which satisfy the basic principles listed at para 1 above. These would include civil society and voluntary organisations, State Agriculture Universities (SAUs), ICAR institutions, Krishi Vigyan Kendras, Registered Societies and Autonomous Bodies and Public Trusts registered under Societies Act or any other such act relevant for the purpose. Registration at the time of application should at least be three years old.
b) Educational institutions
(ii) The following shall not be eligible to run a CRS:
b) Political Parties and their affiliate organisations; [including students, women, trade unions and such other wings affiliated to these parties.]
c) Organisations operating with a motive to earn profit;
d) Organisations expressly banned by the Union and State Governments.