JK Govt appoints two media consultants to LG

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Srinagar, October 28: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Wednesday appointed Yatish Yadav as senior media consultant and Dr. Dushyant Kumar Rai as media consultant in the Information Department on nomination basis to assist the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

While Yatish Yadav is an investigative journalist based in New Delhi who is currently as Associate Editor at Network 18, Dr Dushuant Kumar Rai is a freelance journalist in Uttar Pradesh.

The former as senior media consultant will be paid Rs 1,50,000 salary per month and the latter Rs 80,000 per month. Cumulatively they will draw Rs 2,30,000 as salary besides other perks.

Their term will be co-terminus with tenure of the Lt Governor, the order said, adding they are also entitled to allowances, TA and DA as admissible to a temporary employee and will get transportation and accommodation as that of an additional secretary and a deputy secretary rank officer respectively.

“The salaries and other perks of the above mentioned media consultant shall be drawn from the Directorate of Information and Public Relations,” the order added.