Press Trust Of India (PTI) is India's premier news agency, with a reach that covers every corner of India. It employs nearly 400 journalists and 500 stringers to cover almost every city and small town in India. Collectively, our journalists put out more than 1,000 stories and 250 photographs including graphics every day to feed the appetite of the diverse subscribers, who include the mainstream media, the specialized presses, research groups, companies, and government and non-governmental organizations.

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, 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 Media 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 Board Of Directors

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N Ravi

Chairman
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Vijay Kumar Chopra

Vice-Chairman
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Aveek Kumar Sarkar

Director
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M P Veerendra Kumar

Director
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R Lakshmipathy

Director
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Vineet Jain

Director
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K N Shanth Kumar

Director
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Mahendra Mohan Gupta

Director
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Hormusji N Cama

Director
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Riyad Mathew

Director
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Viveck Goenka

Director
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Praveen Someshwar

Additional Director
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Justice R.C. Lahoti

Independent Director
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Prof. Deepak Nayyar

Independent Director
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Jimmy F. Pochkhanawalla

Independent Director
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Shyam Saran

Independent Director

PTI Management Team

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Venky Venkatesh

Chief Executive Officer
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Vijay Joshi

Editor-in-Chief