Minister Baskota pledges to enforce minimum wage for working journos

January 19, 2019 18:33 PM Republica


BHAKTAPUR, Jan 19 : Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has reiterated his commitment to enforce minimum wages for working journalists by all means. 

Inaugurating the 21st annual general meeting (AGM) of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Bhaktapur chapter here on Saturday, Minister Banskota said the provisions related to minimum wage would be implemented without any compromise. 

The Ministers may be changed but the policy to this effect would remain the same, he added. 

Minister Banskota also urged the media persons to report the positive actions of the government without being inclined to any political ideology and party. 

He further lambasted the media for their unswerving support to the move of protesting Dr Govinda KC without any logic. 

Minister Banskota argued that Dr KC's demands could not be fulfilled even if the latter himself were the Prime Minister of the country. 

Also speaking at the same program, lawmaker Mahesh Basnet also blamed the big media houses of creating illusion against the government activities. 

Likewise, FNJ chair Govinda Acharya opined for handing over the responsibly of Press Council and Department of Information to local governments. 

The AGM concluded with an eight-point declaration including implementation of minimum wages. 

On the occasion, journalist Narayan Kilambu was awarded by Maiyadevi Journalism Award. 

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