Govt to implement minimum salary of Nepalis journalists’ as suggested by report, Communication Minister says


KATHMANDU: Minister for Information and Communications Madhav Prasad Poudel has pledged to implement the working journalist act to make the media sector more democratic and professional.

Receiving a report submitted by the Minimum Salary Fixation Committee today, Poudel also said that suggestions of the report would be implemented for making the media houses inclusive and the media sector systematic by collaborating with the Federation of Nepali Journalists.

He said a taskforce would be formed to co-work with stakeholders to make the online media systematic.

Minister Poudel said that positive environment of election has been created in the country and urged media persons to fulfil their responsibility by disseminating message of election to the doorsteps of people.

Submitting the report, Outgoing Chairman of Committee Govinda Acharya said only 2.38 per cent media houses have implemented all the services and facilities as provided in the Act and