Assam : Increase in Journalist pension from Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000; Pijush Hazarika

The monthly pension amount of journalist pension scheme will be increased to Rs 10, 000 from Rs 8,000 in Assam, informed Assam information and public relations minister Pijush Hazarika on Thursday.

A one time financial assistance of Rs 1-3 lakh will be provided by the government to the next of kin of the journalists if a journalist sacrifices his life while performing his/her duties.

A press release issued by the directorate of information and public relations (DIPR) on Thursday stated, “This announcement was made by I & PR Minister Pijush Hazarika in a meeting held with various journalist associations of the state at his office conference room at Janata Bhawan today. The meeting was also attended by I & PR Secretary Neera Gogoi Sonowal, Director of Information & Public Relations Anupam Choudhury among others”.