Editors remind govt to release pending bills by Nov 30
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 24
The newspaper editors Nagaland today have reiterated their appeal to the Chief Minister to release all pending payments for advertisements published up to September 30, 2014, by November 30, 2014.
They have also urged the State government to implement in letter and in spirit its own policy that includes release of all future advertisements and payments through the Directorate of Information and Publicity Relations (DIPR) and payment of all published advertisements within 45 days from the date of publication.
In a reminder to the Chief Minister, the editors and newspapers warned that in the event of the State government’s failure to implement the above mentioned points by November 30, 2014, all news items related to government events, including the Prime Minister’s upcoming visit and the Hornbill Festival, government statements and advertisements will be withheld with effect from December 1, 2014.
The reminder was signed by editors Geoffery Yaden (Nagaland Post), Monalisa Changkija (Nagaland Page), Aküm Longchari (Morung Express), Witoubou Newmai (Eastern Mirror), K. Temjen Jamir (Tir Yimyim) and M. Kire (Capi).
The reminder was issued after evaluating the steps taken by the government of Nagaland in response to their memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister on October 30, 2014.
While appreciating the promptness with which the Nagaland State government responded to the memorandum, the newspapers, however, said they are deeply unsatisfied with the indifferent and unprofessional response of the various departments.