Punjab: Amarinder Singh Approves Monthly Pension for Journalists
File image of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh | (Photo Credits: IANS)

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. Maharashtra Government Approves Pension Scheme for Senior Journalists.