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


Viveck Goenka is a Director on the Board of Press Trust of India. He is Chairman, Managing Director and Editorial Director of the Indian Express Group.Mr Goenka, a B.Tech, has been on the boards of several newspaper forums, including the MRUC, the ABC, and is a past president of the Indian Newspaper Society. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Press Trust of India.Mr Goenka launched the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.Mr Goenka is an auto enthusiast and has a varied collection of 4x4s, vintage and classic cars. He takes an active interest in wildlife conservation and water management.Mr Goenka owns and manages a premium chain of restaurants, patisseries and bars.

PTI Management Team