BADARPUR, June 2 - The Sarbananda Sonowal government is sincerely working for the welfare of journalists through grant of various facilities, according to Rajib Prakash Baruah, Director of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Assam.
Addressing a press conference in Karimganj recently, Baruah said new revised resolutions have been accepted by the state government for news media and for journalists.
As per the Press Accreditation Rules, 1989, the accreditation card will also be revised, and distributed to senior journalists, he said.
The State Government has also started some schemes for the welfare of mediapersons, Baruah said, earnestly appealing to all mediapersons of Barak Valley to cooperate with the authorities.
He also said the state government has already journalist pension, fellowships, one-time financial aid to the family of a deceased journalist, and aid for medical treatment, which were not introduced by the previous governments.
He said that there were many newspapers in Barak Valley, and so, an office of the Deputy Director of the DIPR will be set up in Silchar soon.
The meeting was attended by Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Talukder, and editors and publish of several media groups from Barak Valley.