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IJA statement on insurance cover for journalists

Mr. S. Sabanayakan, President, IJA, and Mr. Sekhar Sengupta, General Secretary, IJA, have issued the following statement on Feb. 18, 2016:

Indian Journalists’ Association (IJA), has welcomed the State Government’s decision to give health insurance cover to accredited journalists upto the age of 65 years. IJA thank the Chief Minister, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, for this decision.

However, the CM is requested to widen the insurance cover to all categories of genuine journalists who have to toil hard in unusual hours to produce newspapers and transmit news through electronic media.

These journalists cannot be left out from any government benefits proposed by the State Government.


20th February, 2016

Executive Council decisions on December 26, 2015

The Executive Council, with President, S. Sabanayakan in the chair, met at the IJA Office on Saturday, December 26, 2015, and took the following decisions:

1. An eye camp will be held at the Press Club on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 10 am. Susrut Eye Foundation will provide a comprehensive eye check-up to members.


31st December, 2015

Executive Council meeting

An Executive Council meeting of the IJA will be held at the IJA office on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at 1 pm. All EC members and invitees are requested to attend the meeting without fail.

Sekhar Sengupta
General Secretary


22nd December, 2015

The Executive Council of the IJA elected on 22nd March 2015

President: S. Sabanayakan (The Hindu)
General Secretary: Sekhar Sengupta (Dainik Statesman)
Vice-Presidents: Prabir Ghosal (ETV) & Tarak Nath Roy (Purbakshan)
Secretary: Shyamal Mukherjee (Dainik Prayag)
Treasurer: Tapas Ghosh (The Telegraph)
Assistant Secretaries: Kamalesh Pandey (Sanmarg) & Mustaque Khan (Prabhat Khabar)

5th September, 2015

The Executive Council of 2014

President: Selvakumaraswamy Sabanayakan (The Hindu)
General Secretary: Sekhar Sengupta (Dainik Statesman)
Vice-Presidents: Prabir Ghosal (E TV) & Tarak Nath Roy (Purbakshan)
Secretary: Shyamal Mukherjee (Dainik Prayag)
Treasurer: Tapas Ghosh (The Telegraph)
Assistant Secretaries: Tapesh Kumar Basu (Halfil) & Kamalesh Pandey (Sanmarg)


27th February, 2015

Website launched

The newly developed IJA website, www.ija.org.in, will be launching on February 28, 2015, at Press Club. The nicely laid-out website fulfilled IJA’s long standing wish to go global of its activities.

The website had a soft launch on AGM day last year. Senior member, Mihir Ganguly, had done the honours then.


26th February, 2015

Calendar & Diary

Like previous years, IJA General Secretary, Sekhar Sengupta, brought
out an attractive IJA wall calendar and a diary. They were distributed to members who attended the medical camp on February 7, 2015, at Press Club.


26th February, 2015

Seminar on Geriatrics

A medical seminar on geriatrics, organised by IJA and supported by
ONGC, was held at Press Club on February 28, 2015. Well-known
geriatrician, Dr. Dipankar Debnath, dwelt on many aspects of the disease affecting the elderly for the benefit of the well-attended gathering.


26th February, 2015

The 93rd AGM 2015

The 93rd annual general meeting of the India Journalists’ Association
(IJA) will be held at Press Club, Kolkata, on March 22, 2015, from 10
a.m.


26th February, 2015

Team IJA at Kurukshetra

A strong 12-member team, led by its President, S. Sabanayakan, attended the 8th IJU Plenary session at Kurukshetra.

The other members were: Mihir Ganguly, Mrinal K. Biswas, Tarak Nath Roy, Shyamal Kumar Naskar, Madhusudhan Hazra Chowdhury, Tapan Paul, Swapan Mukherjee, Jayanta Dutta, Mithilesh Roy, Sambhu Karmakar, Fatick Shau. 


26th February, 2015
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