TV, digital media scribes to be under Working Journalists Act
The Centre has initiated steps to bring the electronic and digital media journalists too under the ambit of the Working Journalists Act, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said here today.
If necessary, the BJP-led NDA government would amend the Working Journalists Act to bring the electronic and digital media under its purview, he said.
"We are taking the initiative to see that under the Working Journalists Act, all the electronic channels, including the digital media... they are also brought. If any Act is necessary, we will amend it further," he said.
Dattatreya was in Kochi to attend the leadership conclave of the BJP Ernakulam Lok Sabha constituency.
The minister stated this at a press conference in reply to reporters' questions on steps taken by the Narendra Modi government to bring the
electronic media journalists too under the purview of the Act.
Dattatreya said the government has taken steps at the Labour Ministry level to ensure stringent enforcement of the labour laws and implementation of Wageboard recommendations in the newspaper industry.
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