JK Admin makes payment of Rs 8.61 crore to newspapers during COVID pandemic

Srinagar: Joint Directorate of Information and Public Relations has said that in Kashmir division alone, an amount of Rs 8.61 crore has been disbursed to local newspapers and national dailies during the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and phase-wise lockdown.

The department has said previous year’s liability and has asked newspaper organizations to furnish bills to the department for further payment.

The Information Department responded to a news item published in a local newspaper regarding withholding of payments to the newspapers saying that the bills of advertisement payments are being cleared from time to time.

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