A new pension scheme for journalists has been announced by the Chief Minister of Haryana Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar along with some other incentives. The new monthly pension scheme was announced by the CM while addressing “Swarna Jayanti Journalist’s Meet” in Panchkula.
Under the new pension scheme for journalists, the state government would provide a monthly pension of Rs. 10000 to those who are above 60 years of age and have completed at least 20 years in the journalism profession.
The government also announced a life insurance cover of Rs. 10 Lakh and a mediclaim policy of Rs. 5 Lakh.
The journalists who have completed at least 5 years in the profession would be given recognition by the government. The representatives of online news portals would also be given recognition through the new policy to be framed.
New monthly pension scheme would come into effect once it is officially launched by the Haryana state government. More details such as application procedure, eligibility criteria, scheme guidelines would be available as soon as the scheme is launched.