September 22, 2021

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Government panel to review journalist’s welfare scheme

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NEW DELHI: The information and broadcasting ministry on Thursday constituted a committee to review the existing guidelines of Journalist’ Welfare Scheme (JWS). The 10-member committee, comprising journalists and government functionaries, is tasked with examining the need for revision of quantum of ex gratia in case of death as well as in other cases under the scheme.
The panel will also look into the aspect of differentiation/ parity between accredited and non-accredited journalists for availing benefits under the scheme and consider revising or broad-basing the definition of working journalist, keeping in view Occupational Safety Health and Working Condition Code-2010 as well as Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021.
The committee will submit its recommendation within two months.
In its present form, the JWS provides one time ex gratia on urgent basis to journalists and their families.

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