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Editors Guild delegation meets Sitharaman to discuss recent FM's order

ANI
Published : Jul 23, 2019, 2:55 pm IST
Updated : Jul 23, 2019, 2:55 pm IST

At the meeting, the Finance Minister agreed to meet a group of senior finance ministry correspondents along with Guild's representatives.

Recent order by FM stipulates journalists, irrespective of their accreditation with the Press Information Bureau, could meet officials in North Block only after securing prior appointment. (Photo: File)
 Recent order by FM stipulates journalists, irrespective of their accreditation with the Press Information Bureau, could meet officials in North Block only after securing prior appointment. (Photo: File)

New Delhi: Office-bearers of the Editors Guild of India called on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday and discussed the recent order issued by the finance ministry stipulating that journalists, irrespective of their accreditation with the Press Information Bureau, could meet officials in North Block only after securing prior appointment.

At the meeting, the Finance Minister agreed to meet a group of senior finance ministry correspondents along with the Guild's representatives to discuss the objectives of the finance ministry order, allay the media's apprehensions and explore solutions, according to a statement issued by Shekhar Gupta, President, Ashok Bhattacharya, General Secretary and Sheela Bhatt, Treasurer of the Guild.

The Guild had issued a statement on July 10, criticising the finance ministry order.

Tags: editors guild delegation, nirmala sitharaman
Location: India, Delhi