Joint Director Information Imteeaz Kacho interacts with media fraternity of Kargil

Joint Director Information Ladakh, Imteeaz Kacho chaired an interactive session with the media fraternity of the Kargil district on August 24 and discussed various issues.

Discussions and deliberations were held regarding the formulation of guidelines for the Journalist Welfare Scheme and various issues being faced by the journalists in Kargil.

Joint Director pointed out that since the formation of Ladakh as a separate Union Territory, the notion and working capacity of DIPR in Ladakh have transformed to a great extent. He said that many endeavours are being undertaken by the UT Administration in skilling and empowering creative professionals.

He said several training sessions and workshops have been held within the UT to extend the horizon of the creative sphere and events like film festivals and workshops for voice-over artists and journalists are examples of it.

Reflecting on the endeavors of media in Kargil, Kacho expressed satisfaction that despite various geographical, financial, and physical constraints, media has been able to tell stories from Kargil on local, national, and international media platforms.

The Joint Director said that in the Journalist Welfare Scheme all efforts will be made to make it a comprehensive and inclusive document to provide maximum welfare under the umbrella of the scheme to journalists of Ladakh.

AD DIPR Kargil, Padma Angmo said capacity-building programs will be held with the concerned stakeholders. She further said that the suggestions forwarded by the media fraternity regarding the media policy will be taken care of.

President PCL Kargil Hussain Khalo highlighted various issues to be included in the welfare scheme which mainly includes residential quarters, health insurance, accreditation of left-out journalists, digital media empanelment besides various other problems.

During the meeting, Bureau Chief Gulistan News G M Noorie gave his suggestions in the form of a detailed powerpoint presentation.

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