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Jaitley to inaugurate two-day Economic Editors' Conference

Updated: Nov 10, 2016 07:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 10 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will inaugurate the two-day Economic Editors' Conference-2016 here on Thursday.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance is organising the two-day Economic Editors' Conference-2016 on November 10 and 11.

The main objective of holding the national economic editors conference is to apprise the media about the major policy initiatives, achievements and the future road map of different participating departments/ministries of the government.

About 75 economic editors from different parts of the country, including from as far as Andaman and Nicobar in the south, Jammu and Kashmir in the north, Manipur in the east and Rajasthan in the west will be participating in this conference.

It is an opportunity especially for those who have come from across the country to have direct interaction with the policy makers, including ministers and senior officers of the different participating ministries.

Editors and local correspondents covering the different participating ministries will also participate in the conference.

Besides the Ministry of Finance, the ministries of Commerce and Industry, Railways, Road Transport and Highways, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Information Technology and the Niti Ayog, among others are participating. They will be distributing background material highlighting the policy initiatives and achievements of their respective ministry/department in the last two-and-a-half years.

The Directorate of Advertising and Audio-Visual Publicity (DAVP) will also be putting on an exhibition to mark 70 years of India's Independence. (ANI)