Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta today announced institution of awards for the media coverage of the upcoming Budget session.
"On the recommendations of the Director Information, we have decided to institute two awards, one each for print and electronic media, for the outstanding and comprehensive coverage of the proceedings of the Budget session," the Speaker announced at the Media Advisory Committee meeting chaired by him in the Joint Hall of the State legislature here this afternoon, an official handout said.
Representatives of various media organizations, Director Information Muneer-ul-Islam, were among others present at the meeting.
The Speaker said a Selection Committee comprising Officials of the Assembly Secretariat and representatives from the media would be constituted for the purpose.
The meeting was informed that about 25 parking slots have been allocated to accommodate the media vehicles within the Secretariat premises.
In response to a question, the speaker said while the media persons can carry their mobile phones inside the Media Gallery, they should desist from indulging in coverage of the proceedings using their cell phones to maintain the decorum of the House.