Rajasthan government enhances welfare Scheme for journalists
- India Vahini News / A S DSiva
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot decided to enhance the benefits given under the welfare schemes for journalists in the state, a statement said.
In a review meeting of the department of Information and Public Relations, the chief minister approved the increase in the assistance amount for journalists from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh in case of serious illness, it said. The CM also decided to enhance the monthly pension of veteran journalists from present Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 and asked the officials to address other issues of journalists, including land allotment among others, the statement said.
Addressing the meeting, Gehlot said journalism is a powerful medium of service and the welfare of journalists should be the responsibility of the government.
DIPR Commissioner Mahendra Soni gave a presentation on the works and vision of the department during the meeting, while DIPR minister Raghu Sharma suggested to improve the content and presentation of the magazine "Sujas".