Madhya Pradesh Housing & Health Schemes Upgraded For Journalists
In a bid to reward journalists for their work, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has introduced a number of schemes which is related to health, housing, life insurance etc. He announced that the state will raise the cashless treatment limit of the journalist under health and accident group insurance scheme to Rs 4 lakh.
Apart from health and accident insurance, he said that it will increase financial aid given in case of a journalist’s death from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 4 lakh, aid is given for camera damage to journalists from Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 and 5 percent interest grant on housing loan up to Rs 25 lakh. He said this while addressing the national, state-level and regional journalists’ felicitation ceremony at the CM House. He said that journalism is an extraordinary and challenging task.
A journalist has to fulfil different responsibilities under different circumstances, he added. He said that journalist should continue to be alert and active in bringing truth to the fore and give the society the right direction. Madhya Pradesh respects the role of a journalist in social concerns and understands their sense of service towards the society.
In this connection, a ‘Shraddha Nidhi’ has been set up for the senior journalist. Making a mention of the changing phase of journalism, he said that the contribution of journalists during independence, freedom movement and emergency is important and unforgettable.
He felicitated 30 journalists with national, state-level and regional journalism award for the year 2015 and 2016. In his welcome address, Public Relations and Water Resources Minister said that journalists have to be constantly active and alert. They have to face new challenges and fulfil responsibilities every day. State government respects this role of journalists.
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