The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, April 24
The Haryana government will be enhancing the pension given to accredited journalists by Rs 1000 per month to Rs 11,000, besides linking it to the dearness allowance given to all other government employees. This will ensure the social security of media persons, declared Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, while presiding over the concluding session of the two-day All India Media Meet of the Confederation of Newspapers and News Agencies Employees’ Organisations. The meet was hosted by The Tribune Employees Union.
Chairing the session, the Haryana Chief Minister also said that his government is considering additional facilities for journalists, which his government will announce in days to come.
He stressed the importance of vernacular media and said that they continue to play an important role in the dissemination of information at the grassroots level.
Lauding the print media for evolving itself according to the times, by launching web editions, he said that even during the days of lockdown during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the media continued to disseminate the message of government to the masses and curb the spread of any misinformation.
The CM later honored eminent doctors from the region – former PGI Director Dr Jagat Ram; Dr R R Sharma; Prof Rubinder Kaur; Dr. Ravneet Kaur and Dr Suchet Sachdev, – for their work towards humanity during the Pandemic.
Earlier, the CM was welcomed by Anil Gupta and Ruchika M Khanna, president and general secretary of The Tribune Employees Union. The Haryana CM also lauded the Union for its work as a socially responsible Union.