Bhopal: Rounding up the discussion on the demands of Public Relations Department in the Madhya Pradesh assembly today, the State Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra made several announcements for journalists.
Under the Medical Insurance Scheme for journalists, the dependent parents will also be covered. Announcing this he Minister told the House that the maximum amount of assistance for treatment of serious diseases will be increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs. 100,000. Non-accredited journalists will also be covered under the insurance scheme. The State Government will pay 50 percent the insurance premium, the minister announced adding photo-journalists and cameramen will also be entitled assistance under the medical insurance scheme.
So far, journalists above 62 years of age in MP were getting Rs. 6000 per month. This amount is being increased to 7000 and the cut off age for this purpose will be reduced to 60 years.
State journalists will be entitled to go on study tours outside the state and also within the state.
A Skill Development Cell for journalists will be established and the government also will be announcing a new film policy.