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Welfare Scheme: Empowering Journalists

Journalists' Pension Scheme

The Assam Pension Scheme for Journalists was first introduced in January, 2016. This scheme is for the welfare of senior journalists on their retirement at the age of 60. The applicant is required to undergo superannuation as a journalist and the scheme is valid throughout his lifetime. An amount of Rs. 8000 per month will be provided as pension to the retired journalists who served in Assam for atleast 20 years. This pension will be taken as a token of recognition of their contribution to journalism during their service.

An amount of Rs 20 Lakhs have been allocated in the budget for the financial year 2017-18. As per the budget announcement by the Hon'nle Finance Minister on 7th Feb, 2017, 20 no.s of eligible journalists have been selected for the financial year 2017-18 in the line of literary, sports and artists.