Journalists To Get Enhanced Social Welfare Benefits In Rajasthan

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Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has decided to enhance the benefits given under the welfare schemes for journalists in the state.

In a review meeting of the Information and Public Relations Department on Saturday, the CM minister approved the increase in the assistance amount for journalists from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh in case of serious illness, a government statement said.

Gehlot also decided to enhance the monthly pension of veteran journalists from the 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 added.

Addressing the meeting, Gehlot said journalism is a powerful medium of service and the welfare of journalists should be the responsibility of the government, news agency PTI reported.

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