Info Deptt Officials Inspect Newspaper Offices

Srinagar: In an unprecedented move teams from the Information & Public Relations Department of the J&K government visited newspaper offices in Srinagar on Monday for physical verification of the office infrastructure and other details as submitted by the publications from time to time.

Two Assistant Directors visited offices and sought details related to publication and printing of the newspapers and also the authenticity of manpower available with the newspapers.

Letters about the inspection were, according to many editors, mailed by the Information and Public Relations Department well in advance.

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

Pertinently there are around 150 newspapers being published from Srinagar and nearly 200 from Jammu.

Meanwhile the Information and Public Relations Department has extended the last date for submitting applications and documents under the new J&K media policy for fresh empanelment of newspapers, to April 20.

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