झारखंडमध्ये पत्रकारांना विमा,वसाहतीसाठी भूखंड,संरक्षणही


हरियाणा,उत्तर प्रदेश सरकारच्या पाठोपाठ आता झारखंड सरकारनेही पत्रकारांसाठी काही घोषणा केल्या आहेत.मुख्यमंत्री हेमंत सोरेन यांनी आज हजारीबागला भेट देऊन या महसुली विभागातील 950 पत्रकारांना विमा पत्रांचे वितारण केले.विभागातील सात जिल्हयातील प्रत्येकी दोन पत्रकारांना मुख्यमंत्र्यांच्या हस्ते विमा पत्र दिले गेले.यानुसार पाच लाख रूपयांपर्यत पत्रकारांना विमा संरक्षण मिळणार आहे.या शिवाय प्रत्येक जिल्हयात पत्रकार वसाहतीसाठी पत्रकारांना भूखंड उपलब्ध करून देण्याची महत्वाची घोषणाही मुख्यमंत्र्यांनी केली.

यावेळी पत्रकारांनी मुख्यमंत्र्यांना दिलेल्या निवेदनात राज्यात प्रेस कौन्सिलची निर्मिती,दिल्लीतील झारखंड भवनात पत्रकारांचया राहण्याची व्यवस्था,झिरो टक्के व्याज दरांनी घर बांधणीसाठी कर्ज,मिडिया फेलोशिप,जिल्हा स्तरावर मिडिया संवाद कार्यक्रम,ऍर्कीडेशन समितीची दरमहा बैठक व्हावी आजारी पत्रकारांना आर्थिक मदत देण्याची मागणी पत्रकारांनी केली आहे.या बरोबरच पत्रकार पेन्शन आणि पत्रकार संरक्षण कायद्याची मागणीही पत्रकारांनी केली असून या सर्व मागण्यांवर विचार कऱण्याचे आश्वासन मुखमंत्री सोरेन यांनी दिलंय.

HAZARIBAG: Chief minister Hemant Soren on Saturday launched a mass insurance scheme with a death benefit coverage of Rs 5 lakh for journalists working in print and electronic media. The scheme covers mediapersons right from the panchayat to district-level of the seven districts of North Chotanagpur division.

It was announced that 990 mediapersons from seven districts including Hazaribag, Bokaro, Ramgarh, Koderma, Chatra, Giridih and Dhanbad were registered and covered under the scheme for journalists introduced for the first time here by the state government on the behest of the CM.

He said, “I have enormous respect for newsmen as they are the ones who give us a real picture of the state and focus on the problems of common people. I have already issued orders asking district authorities concerned to provide security to newsmen.”

The CM added that he was shocked to know the plight of the journalists in the state, particularly in the mufassil and rural parts. He, however, didn’t stop short of patting his own back for what he said was the shortest spell of ruling Jharkhand for a CM. He added that what he achieved in this period could not be ccomplished by the preceding governments. The state will take up the matter of launching more welfare schemes for mediapersons with the Majithia Commission formed by the Centre, he promised.

He also announced that he will take up the issue of launching pension schemes, housing loans, mediclaim and other facilities as suggested by journalists of the above-mentioned districts. The CM also distributed group insurance documents to the newsmen.

Earlier in the day, reporters from all the seven districts who participated in the programme placed the problems faced by them. They underscored the need for steps to be taken for the issuance of Press Accredition cards to reporters and also for the simplification of the process of the issuance of these cards. Himangshu Shekhar Choudhury, who cobducted the meeting, said these schemes would be launched in the entire state and Saturday’s function was just the beginning of things to come.


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