The court had in August directed to constitute the Council headed by a retired judge within 90 days and the government is taking steps to form the same, Swaminathan told reporters.
The council will solve all the problems being faced by the journalist community, he said, adding that steps were taken to provide houses to journalists through the Housing Board.
On DMK sweeping the local body polls across the state, he said that this was a reflection of people’s acceptance of the various schemes being implemented by Chief Minister MK Stalin.
Earlier, Swaminathan inaugurated a permanent photo exhibition on the premises of the district Collectorate and also reviewed the safety and other equipment utilised for disaster management as part of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021.
CPM MP PR Natarajan, District Collector GM Sameeran, Corporation Commissioner Raja Gopal Sunkara and Information Department Director Jayasheelan were among those present at the event.