HotnHit Newsfeatures

 VOICE OF PEOPLE, VOICE OF NATION

ISSUE

 

Home I Editorial I Views I Issues I Politics I Economy I Agriculture I Society I Culture I History I Development I Entertainment I Environment I Science I Sports I Wildlife

 
 

Odisha working journalists declared to launch protest

 

Posted Wednesday July 06, 2016

Odisha, Journalist, Media  
 
The demands raised by working journalists of Odisha included immediate issuance of health card for scribes, pension, government accommodation, simplification of norms to avail benefits of journalist welfare fund and a few other genuine expectations.  

HNF Correspondent

 

Raising seven demands, working journalists of Odisha decided to launch an indefinite agitation to be started with silent protest on November 28, 2013, first day of the forthcoming winter session of Odisha Assembly.

Print and TV Journalists, photo journalists and video journalists, mostly covering the state government and the Odisha Legislative Assembly, took this decision in a meeting held at Bhubaneswar’s Indira Gandhi Park.

"We do not have any new demand. The state government has been sitting over the demands of journalists since a long time.

 

We will continue the stir till fulfilment of our demands," said young journalist Birupakshya Tripathy adding that the journalists are forced to go for agitation as the state government simply ignored the "genuine and just" demands of the scribes.

“While the state government claimed to have made schemes for people from mother’s womb till graveyard, it preferred ignoring the journalists working day-in and day out to cover news about different government programme and schemes,” said a release issued after the meeting.

Agitating journalists pointed out that no action has been taken to redress the grievances of the fraternity in spite of several attempts during last 14 years to draw attention of the government towards various issues of working journalists.

Besides the union government of India, state governments of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Tripura and Chhattisgarh have announced a host of welfare schemes for journalists. In contrary, the Odisha government rather stopped certain facilities given by the state to journalists. While cash starved West Bengal government announced different welfare schemes for its journalists, cash surplus Odisha government completely ignored the journalist community, they said. The agitating journalists also pointed out that they are the victims of discrimination by the state government.

The demands raised by working journalists of Odisha included immediate issuance of health card for scribes, pension, government accommodation, simplification of norms to avail benefits of journalist welfare fund and a few other genuine expectations.

The meeting resolved to submit fresh memoranda to the Governor, Speaker of OLA, Chief Minister, Leader of Opposition and Chief Secretary before launching the protest.

The meeting was attended by reporters, photo-journalists, video- journalists representing different newspapers, magazines, news agencies, TV Channels and news websites.

 
   
 

If you look at issues from the

perspective of common man

and

want to share your ideas with our readers across the globe

submit your article

(at least 800 words)

at

hotnhitnews@yahoo.com

blog comments powered by Disqus
IN THE ARCHIVE
 
About Us I Contact Us I Get Our Guideline
Copy Right 2004 @ HOTnHIT Newsfeatures, Bhubaneswar, INDIA