Information and Public Relations Minister Shri Thongam Biswajit Singh today assured a temporary office for the Editors Guild Manipur at the DIPR Complex, Moirangkhom. The EGM office will be provided an office at DIPR building at Keishampat once construction of the building is complete.

The Minister made the assurance during a meeting with a team of EGM held at his New Secretariat conference hall this afternoon.

The EGM team led by president A Mobi submitted a charter of demand to the Minister.

During the meeting, Minister Biswajit also assured a Transit Rest House at the Manipur Press Club for any journalist visiting the State capital. The Transit Rest House will have a dormitory and two three separate rooms.

Regarding clearance of pending government bills for advertisement through DIPR, the Minister instructed IPR Director Meghachandra Kongbam to do the needful at the earliest.

During discussion on the EGM’s appeal for adoption of the Manipur Government Advertisement Policy where every programs/policies/achievement of the government is advertised to the media, the Minister instructed the concerned authorities attending the meeting to do the needful.

Regarding another appeal of the EGM for amendment of the accreditation card rules of DIPR and increasing the number of accreditation card per media house to three to seven per media house, it was agreed that the issue will be placed for discussion before the committee headed by the Commissioner at the earliest.

The meeting also discussed the journalist pension scheme established by the DIPR and also okayed a one-time exemption and enrolment for the pension scheme after proper verification and screening of applicants.

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