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Tiranga TV lays off many; employees to protest

Fired employees to protest at Press Club Delhi today

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MUMBAI: Tiranga TV, the news and current affairs channel by Veecon Media, which launched as Harvest TV in January 2019 has been creating fodder for controversies since its inception. From its name and logo to the content that it aired, everything struck some wrong chord with the government.

Now, just within 6 months of its launch, the channel is facing fresh turmoil as its employees are calling it out for firing people without any notice. The fired employees will be conducting a silent protest at Press Club in Delhi today, demanding fair compensation.

Tiranga TV senior editor assignment Sushil Kotian told Indiantelevision.com that people across all the departments and at levels have been fired with just a month’s pay. He mentioned that several fresh graduates, from some prime media colleges like ACJ, who had joined just a month back in May, have also been let go by the channel.

They haven’t been given any clarity on the reason behind the decision. “I think there is no vision for the channel,” he quipped.

“Many channels start and then shut down (abruptly) and we journalists are the ones who suffer. The government needs to come up with guidelines so that every Tom, Dick and Harry don’t start a channel without proper vision,” said Kotian.

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