Government to give financial assistance to 67 families of journalists who died to COVID-19

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Press Information Bureau has decided to financial aid to families of journalists in India who died due to Covid 19

May 28, 2021
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The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Press Information Bureau has decided to financial aid to families of journalists in India who died due to Covid 19. This will be done under the Journalist Welfare Scheme.

On Thursday, the Modi government approved a proposal of the Journalist Welfare Scheme Committee headed by Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, to provide financial relief of Rs.5 lakh to each of the families of 26 journalists who died due to COVID-19.

In the financial year 2020-21, the government provided such assistance to 41 families of the journalists who died due to Covid taking the total number to 67, a government statement said.

The committee expressed their deep condolences to the families of the journalists affected due to Covid.

Journalists and their families can apply for assistance under the Journalist Welfare Scheme (JWS) through the PIB website, IBNS said. 

(SAM)

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