The state government of Maharashtra is formulating a pension scheme for Journalists and the initiative will be launched soon. In the last Legislative council of the state, CM Devendra Fadnavis, announced the scheme to provide pension to Journalists.
The government is studying process and policies of the scheme which is being used by the other states including, Goa, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh etc. After which the pension scheme for Journalists will be launched in Maharashtra.
A corpus funds to make the scheme successful in the scheme will soon be allocated by the government, which will be used to pay monthly pension to the journalists.
After announcing a grant of Rs. 10 lakh to the Amravati Union of Working Journalists (AUWJ), CM also assured the journalists to help them in the matter of housing.
For the protection of working journalists, the Maharashtra cabinet has also approved the “Journalists Protection Act”. This act was introduced earlier to consider suggestion from various sectors.
Now, it is to be seen when the pension scheme for journalists will become effective.