Journalists in Punjab to get pension

Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh, Feb 8: Accredited journalists in Punjab will now get a monthly pension of Rs 12,000.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh gave approval to grant a monthly pension of Rs 12,000 to veteran accredited journalists in the state, conceding a long-pending demand of the journalist fraternity.

A journalist to be eligible under the scheme should not be less than 60 years of age and should be accredited by the state Information and Public Relations Department for a qualifying period of not less than 20 years, a government statement said.

IANS

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