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Cabinet exempts journalists from toll tax payment

Chandigarh, March 18:

The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has decided to exempt media persons from payment of toll tax on the state highways.

A decision to this effect was taken on Saturday at the maiden cabinet meeting of the new government.

The cabinet also decided to set up a Press Accreditation Committee, comprising representatives of the registered journalist unions/associations with over 10- years standing, as promised by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) in its manifesto for the assembly elections.

It was also decided to review the existing rules for allotment of government accommodation to journalists to ensure provision of a fair quota for them.