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AMWJU observes 48th Foundation Day; Minister Govindas assured to push Govt. for increase of Journalist Pension to Rs. 15,000

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal Sept 16:

The All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) today observed the 48th Foundation Day at Manipur Press Club here in Imphal.
PWD Minister Govindas Konthoujam who attended the foundation day as chief guest said that he along with the IPR Minister Sapam Ranjan Singh who also attended as special guest will pursue the government to increase the pension of the journalists to Rs. 15,000/-, i.e. in par with the pension of journalists’ pension at Tripura.
Talking on the occasion Minister Govindas stressed the significant role being played by journalists in a democratic country like India. On hearing the owes of the journalists of the state the minister assured all possible help from the government side for improvement of the status of journalists in the state.
Govindas further said that he would install a lift as older journalists are facing a lot of trouble in climbing the building. This was assured by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh some years back and the Minister said that he would definitely make into reality the promises made by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.
The Works Minister also assured to construct two guest rooms inside the Press Club of the AMWJU. The Minister assured it after the president of the All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) stated that the Manipur Press Club still is yet to have a guest room that will facilitate journalists who visited Imphal from far-flung districts of Manipur.
Earlier, the President of the AMWJU Wangkhemcha Shamjai had stated that due to improper functioning of the Directorate of Information and Public relation, media houses are not getting government news on time. He, however said that it may be due to lack of manpower in the department. He called on the attention of the IPR Minister to fill the vacant post at the earliest possible time. He also urged the Government to release the advertisement bill of the government in time as almost all newspapers in the state are depending on government advertisements.
“Earlier government advertisement bill was released on time, but today due to delay in the release of the government bill some of the newspaper organization are unable to pay salary for their staffs”, Shyamjai said.
He urged the Government, drawing the attention of the IPR Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan, to release the government Advertisement Bill on time.
On the occasion, senior journalists of the state are honoured with shawls.

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