Government had betrayed hundreds of journalists – Joint coordination Committee of Journalists

Joint coordination Committee of Journalists formed by Utkal Journalists Association & Odisha Union of Journalists holding a press meet in Bhubaneswar condemning the Odisha government’s discriminatory policy in allotment of government quarters to a select group of journalists and ignoring major demands of the scribes. The committee said the government had betrayed hundreds of journalists by trying to pacify only a few scribes.
The committee announced that unless the genuine demands of the journalists were met, scribes across the state would wear black badges in the meetings of chief minister Naveen Pattnaik.Journalists will also have demonstration in district and sub-divisional headquarters.The committee also raised objection in the process being followed to include journalists in the insurance scheme.They termed the entire process as total hoax.
The committee alleged that the high power committee constituted by the government is being ignored and it was an eyewash just to cool-down the journalists for the time being.
The press meet was addressed by Prasanna Mohanty, Secretary General, National union of Journalists,New Delhi, Pratap Mohapatra, President, Utkal Journalists Association, Kailash Nayak, General Secretary, Odisha Union of Journalists and other senior members of both the unions.Odisha Journalist association


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