The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled 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 TV reporters, for since the management’s welfare schemes as well as other initiatives.
The scheme was made public recently, by the Jharkhand federal government’s Information and Public Relations Department by way of a paper ad.
To notice, the choice to ‘reward’ reporters comes at time if the state is searching to enter polls in just a matter of months.
The Jharkhand federal federal government’s aspire to honor journalism that is local, the timing for this ‘initiative’ simply prior to the important Assembly elections is, at best, arguable.
Naturally, Opposition parties and leaders came ahead to criticize the scheme.
According to the magazine ad, participating reporters had been necessary to submit an application for the scheme with regards to selected topics/subjects by September 16.
A selection committee will choose 30 reporters, who shall be allotted one month’s time to conduct reportage on the selected topics as the next step.
Afterwards, the reporters will be compensated as much as Rs. 15,000 per article/TV clip. (more…)