Info Deptt officials inspect newspaper offices in Srinagar

Exercise will us to support genuine publications: Joint Director

Srinagar: Teams of officials of Information & Public Relations Department on Monday visited newspaper offices and checked their documents and infrastructure related to publication and printing of the newspapers and also the authenticity of manpower available with the newspapers.

The officials checked records related to printing and publication and also the infrastructure available there.
They also discussed several issues with editors of newspapers.
Letters about the inspection were mailed by the Information Department last week.
Meanwhile, the Information Department has extended the last date for submitting applications and documents under the new J&K media policy for fresh empanelment of newspaper till April 20.

Talking to KNS, Joint Director Information & Public Relations Haris Handoo said, “The exercise is being carried out to check office infrastructure and staff employed by the newspapers and publications. This would enable the department to support genuine publications who are running their newspapers professionally”.

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