The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today constituted a committee to review the existing guidelines of the Journalist Welfare Scheme (JWS).
The 12 member committee will examine the need for revision of quantum of ex-gratia payment in death as well as other cases under the JWS. It will also look into the aspect of differentiation and parity between accredited and non-accredited journalists for availing benefits under this Scheme.
The committee has also been asked to look into the revision and broad-basing the definition of working journalist for the purpose of the scheme keeping in view the Occupational, Safety, Health and Working Condition Code-2020 as well as Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. It will give its recommendations within a period of two months.