Biggest Joke:: Naeem Akhtar Says Due Care Has Been Taken To Safeguard The Interests Of The Small And Medium Newspapers



SRINAGAR, June 10: Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhter today informed the House that Government would take necessary corrective measures to address various issues in the revised Advertisement Policy-2016.  

The Minister said that the New Advertisement Policy-2016 has been devised to further promote and strengthen healthy journalism in the State.

“Due care has been taken to safeguard the interests of the small and medium newspapers particularly of a vernacular medium,” said Mr Akhtar, this statement of Naeem Akhtar seems to be one of the biggest joke.

Leave supporting medium or Small Newspaper, Government has put a dull Policy into picture where the number of pages for Small Newspaper from Daily to Monthly have been made to rise exponentially, which sim ply takes them out of picture.

As far as ne empannelemnt is concerned , the conditions have been made so difficult that many will never get economies of scale.

Naeem Akhtar  said that Government has received some representations seeking withdrawal of certain clauses in the New Advertisement Policy-2016. He said that before the issuance of the revised New Advertisement Policy-2016, the same was put in  the public domain on the website for seeking comments from all the stakeholders. He said that after examining the representations, the final draft of New Advertisement Policy-2016 was prepared and placed before the SAC for consideration and it was approved and issued accordingly. However he said that the new representations received from the stakeholders are being examined in the department.




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