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No Fear No Favour

UP government to vaccinate journalists and family members on top priority.

Byline By- Balkrishna

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared that Journalists of the state alongside their relatives would Covid vaccine immediately.

As indicated by a report in IE, in order to achieve the objective, special vaccination centers would be set up in the state. Recognizing the endeavors made by the journalistscovering the ground reports during the pandemic, putting their lives on line so their family members to deliver the updates is a commendable job.

CM Yogi Aditya Nath requested that authorities ensure that each journalist getsthe vaccine on time. He additionally said that relatives of journalists over 18 years would be also vaccinated.

The report referred to the statement saying that various independent journalists in the state are related to electronic media, online portalsand they have been working with no limitations on work timings.

Minding of the present circumstance, the state government chose to give safety to a journalist just as their familiesso they are shielded from the infection. The officials have already started to make this happen on priority,allotment of special vaccination centershad started at a quick speed.

Aside from this, the report referred to the governmentsaying that all journalists, including the individuals who are not licensed and who are specialists, would be remembered for the advantages of the Centre welfare scheme giving a monetary aid of Rs 5 lakh to the wards of a journalist in case of his demise. To be qualified for this, a journalist would either be Government of India-recognized or recognized by any state government or UT. Else, they should be or have been related to any print, digital, or electronic media association for a base time of five years.

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