The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled federal government in Jharkhand, led by Chief Minister Raghubar Das, has launched a unique scheme, that guarantees to give a grant all the way to Rs. 15,000 to printing and television reporters, for since the management’s welfare schemes along with other initiatives.
The scheme was made public recently, because of the Jharkhand federal federal government’s Information and Public Relations Department through a newsprint ad.
Context: Jharkhand would go to polls later on this present year
To see, the choice to ‘reward’ reporters comes at a right time as soon as the state is searching to enter polls in just a few months.
The Jharkhand federal federal government’s want to honor regional journalism notwithstanding, the timing with this ‘initiative’ simply prior to the essential Assembly elections is, at the best, arguable.
Naturally, Opposition parties and leaders came ahead to criticize the scheme.
A variety committee to decide on 30 reporters for reportage
Depending on the newsprint ad, participating reporters had been needed to submit an application for the scheme with regards to chosen topics/subjects by September 16. (more…)