The Haryana Government has taken another decision in the interest of journalists by increasing the pension amount for recognized media personnel above 60 years of age under the Journalist Pension Scheme. Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal has approved the proposal, which also includes an annual increase in the pension amount in accordance with the norms fixed by the Central Government.
The Journalist Pension Scheme was initiated by Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal on October 26, 2017, with the aim of providing monthly pensions to recognized media personnel above 60 years of age. To be eligible for this scheme, journalists must have 20 years of experience and must be recognized by the Haryana Government for a period of 5 years.
Dr. Amit Agarwal, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Director General of the Information, Public Relations, Language, and Culture Department, stated that Haryana is a media-friendly state and the Chief Minister is constantly implementing new schemes for the benefit of journalists. The demand for providing pensions to journalists has been fulfilled by the present state government, along with other initiatives such as insurance schemes, free travel facilities in Haryana Transport buses, and media centers in every district to ensure that media persons can discharge their duties without any inconvenience.
This decision by the Haryana Government is a welcome step in recognizing the contribution of journalists toward society and ensuring their well-being after retirement. It showcases the government’s commitment to the welfare of journalists and highlights the state’s media-friendly approach. The annual increase in pension amount in proportion to the increase in DA further reflects the government’s efforts to keep up with the rising cost of living.
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