Saturday, June 23, 2018
Kashmir Times Logo
Pre-Budget discussions: Finance Minister assures redressal of print media grievances
SRINAGAR, Feb 7: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather today said, newspapers being an important link between Government and the people, all the possible steps will be taken to remove their hardships and problems.

Speaking to the representatives of print media working in the Kashmir division (both local and national newspapers) in connection with ongoing Pre-Budget discussions, Rather said that the Government is committed for freedom of press besides providing congenial working atmosphere to it. He assured the media representatives that their genuine demands with regard to rationalization of advertisement grants would be considered appropriately and all their genuine grievances would be redressed with a positive mind set.

The media representatives also presented their memorandum of demands which include classification of newspapers, enhancement of the budgetary allocations for the print media industry in Kashmir, enhancement of advertisement tariff for newspapers as the running cost has gone up manifolds and to make it at par with Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana.

They also demanded introduction of e-payment to the newspapers on the pattern of DAVP. They suggested formulation of a liaison committee comprising officials from the Government and representatives of print media to resolve issues from time to time.

News Updated at : Friday, February 8, 2013
Comment on this Story 

Top Stories of the Day  
3 arrested in ‘Pragaash’ controversy remanded to police custody for 9 days
SRINAGAR, Feb 7: The police today arrested three persons in connection with the abuses and threats on a social networking site to Pragaash--the all-girl rock band of Kashmir that quit singing following these threats and an opinion given by Kashmir’s Grand Mufti Bashir-u-Din Ahmad that singing is “un-Islamic” and girls should abandon it. All the three accused--Irshad Ahmad Chara, resident of S D Colony, Batamaloo, arrested late last night, Tariq Khan, apprehended from SK- Colony Anantnag, in
> `NC not to ally with NDA in 2014’
> Tentwallas protest against SASBs fresh directive
> Those who issued threats not to be spared: Omar
> Kashmir rights group to sue grand Mufti
> Chargesheet filed in acid attack case; trial to start on Feb 19
Other Stories from Web  
Find us on
Weather Report
Shridev Sharma
Mata Vaishnodevi | Matavaishnodevi | Mata Vaishno Devi
Electric Blanket | Electric Bed Warmers | Electric Under Blankets | Electric Heating Blanket
Web Design Jammu, Web Design Company, Ideogram Jammu
Home | Contact Us | Kashmir Times | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Jammu | Kashmir Times E-Paper - Srinagar | Dainik Kashmir Times | Jammu Prabhat
Copyright 2013 Kashmir Times Group. All rights reserved. Powered by Ideogram Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.