October 21, 2019
Bangla Govt to implement social security scheme for journalists
The Bangla Government plans to provide financial assistance to journalists through the West Bengal Journalists’ Social Security Scheme, 2019, which is to be implemented soon.
In a statement earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that, under the social security scheme, the State Government would provide journalists (below the age of 60) Rs 10,000 per month if they lost their job, a compensation of Rs 2 lakh in the case of death due to accident and Rs 50,000 in the case of injuries caused by accidents to family members.
Journalists working with any media house for at least the last five years are eligible for the scheme. The selection process will be undertaken by a screening committee under the jurisdiction of the Information and Cultural Affairs Department.
Source: Millennium Post