KL News Network
In a series of pre-budget meetings, Minister for finance, labour, culture & employment Dr Haseeb A Drabu Saturday held talked with newly formed Kashmir Editors Guild.
The Guild was led by president and Greater Kashmir editor-in-chief Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo.
The official spokesman said in a statement that the KEG pleaded for clearing of liabilities, setting up of modern press club and increase in advertisement rates.
Quoting Dr Drabu, the spokesman said that “the government will be happy to give powers to such a representative body to spend Rs 2 crore Journalist Welfare Fund which will be audited by the government once a year.”
He further added that “the Guild will also have powers to implement health and medical insurance for journalist fraternity in Kashmir, besides other welfare measures as well.”