Dec 7, 2015

IFWJ : Eventful session at Mathura


All members of Working Committee, Presidents & General Secretaries of State Units/Spl. Invitees.


The last session of the present Working Committee at Mathura (28-30 November 2015) was eventful in many ways. Top on its agenda was a dialogue on the conduct of Mediapersons  and urgent need for stricter code . Speakers from 16 state units, included H.B. Madan Gowda (Bangalore), Dr. Debashish  Bose and Abhijit Pandey(Bihar), Arvind Awasthi (Chhattisgarh), AJB Sagyar (Tamil Nadu), Pranshu Mishra (Times Now, Lucknow), Ramdutt Tripathi (ex-BBC, Lucknow) and Salman Khan (M.P). IFWJ President Com.K.Vikram Rao pleaded for a stronger, united journalist organization to ensure better professional conduct . Com .Vikram Rao urged the U.P. Cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav to summon state labour minister and his officials to secure the implementation of the Majithia wage award. Com. Rao was a member of the Majithia wage board. Com. Paramanand  Pandey outlined the progress of the Supreme Court hearing of the wage award. Next hearing is on December 15. In his concluding address senior cabinet minister Shivpal Singh Yadav wanted appraisals in the media of the government policies to be more informed and objective.

An organizing committee with IFWJ treasurer Shyam Babu as chairman and Santosh Chaturvedi as convener was set up for the session . UPWJU president Haseeb Siddiqui addressed the meeting . A feature was the formidable presence of women office- bearers from states, including  Shantha Kumari (Karnataka), R. Chandrika ( Chennai), Namita Bora (Guwahati,Assam), Vinita Rani  Binny (Lucknow) , Geetika Talukdar- Kurlu  Kariyakarwana (Colombo).

Dr. Debashish  Bose, IFWJ Central Returning Officer, reminded state office- bearers to rush the list of elected National Councilors before  31st December 2015.

The Working Committee accepted the Karnataka request for holding the 30th plenary session in south Bengaluru. It accepted the resignation of IFWJ secretary (HQ) Com. Ram P. Yadav who is retiring from the Economic Times. It co-opted in his place Com. Vipin Dhuliya. The Working Committee also endorsed the IFWJ report on the re-election of Com. K.Vikram Rao as President on  25 July 2015.

There were over 600 participants at Mathura from 24 states, including Jammu and Kashmir. A visit to nearby Taj City of Agra was part of their itinerary, besides visits to Vaishnav temples in Vrindavan and Mathura . The largest contingent of 98 participants came from Karnataka . Its president N.Raju announced that in February 2016 the Karnataka Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) will host the 30th triennial plenary session of the IFWJ in south Bengaluru .Over 1200 delegates from all over India and Asian neighbors are expected to attend the three –day session , followed by visit to Triupati, Mysore and Srirangapatnam of  Tipu sultan. The new Working Committee will be elected by the National Councilors at Bengaluru. The President-elect will also nominate a new Secretary General.      

As the year 2015 ends in a few days, the IFWJ looks back with pride on the year when it held a record number of sessions. The IFWJ members met at Guwahati (Assam), Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Raipur and Bastar (Chhattisgarh) and Mathura  (U.P.) In its calendar of events for 2016,the IFWJ  plans to hold its first session of the new  National Council at Coimbatore with a visit to the Nilgiris(Ooty), around May 2016.

In light of the recent controversy created about the so called “Fake Emails and Hacked Emails” the Working Committee reiterated that, “ was and will be the official email address of the IFWJ and it will be operated under the directions of the IFWJ President”.

Renovation of Delhi headquarters

The IFWJ plans to renovate and equip well its Garud Vihar (Connaught Place) office after the plenum. It will soon be the venue of the convention of the IFWJ’s fraternal body the National Federation of Newspaper Employees (NFNE), whose president is Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary of the All –India Railway Men’s Federation (AIRF).

With warm wishes for the New Year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fraternally Yours                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vipin Dhuliya                                                                                                                                                           IFWJ Secretary (HQ) , New Delhi

Vipin Duliya is new IFWJ Secretary

A veteran print and channel media man for 33 years, Vipin  Dhuliya, is the new secretary (Headquarters) of the India Federation of Working journalists (IFWJ) in New Delhi . He had held the same post 20 years ago. A graduate of Allahabad, he started his journalism career in 1982 with Nehru’s Hindi daily the Navjivan (Herald group). Soon he joined the Amar Ujala daily in Bareily, and founded there a unit of U.P. Working Journalists Union (IFWJ) . He shifted to the PTI in New Delhi and was elected PTI Employees Union vice-president and to its Federation’s National Council. He covered Parliament and Uttarkashi earthquake for PTI .He changed over to a news channel and set up regional language units in Sahara TV. Vipin represented the IFWJ in the European media conference in Prague (Czech Republic) and visited neighboring Bratislava and other areas in 1987. He belongs to a family of journalists. His wife is with the Nav Bharat Times and his daughter with the Times of India. His father late Yogeshwar Prasad Dhuliya was a freedom fighter and founder editor of patriotic weekly Tarun Hind. His uncle Bhairavdutt Dhulia was M.L.A. in U.P and editor of the Karma Bhoomi . His elder brother Subhas Duliya was professor at IIMC, New Delhi , and currently is the Vice-Chancellor of Uttarakhand open university. Vipin Dhuliya’s Mob-98186-27033 Email- Adderss- Flat No:C-48 Manas Apartment  Mayur Vihar Ph-1, Delhi-110091

Yours Comradely
K Vikram Rao
President-elect IFWJ

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