The Journalists' Family Benefit Scheme is a supportive scheme which was first introduced in the financial year 2014-15. It was notified by the Government vide no. IPRD.62/2015/110 dated 29th February, 2016. Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to the family of the deceased Journalist upon his/her untimely death. Accordingly, the department has opened a savings bank account at State Bank of India, Dispur branch.
The government has already framed rules for this scheme. And an amount of Rs one crore has been provsioned in the corpus fund for the financial year 2017-18.