Patna, Mar 27: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched pension scheme for the journalists of the state here today. Kicking off this scheme at 1 Anil Marg, Mr Kumar said here that under this scheme it has been presently approved to give the pension to a total number of 48 journalists. Of this 40 journalists would receive the pension effective from November 14, 2019, five would receive it from March 6, 2020, and the rest three will be getting the pension effective from March 16 this year. Under the scheme each journalist would get Rs 6000 monthly pension.
A sum of Rs 1.36 lakh had been paid for the pension of 40 journalists for the period commencing from November 14 till November 30, 2019. Similarly Rs 7,20,000 had also been paid to give the pension to journalists for December 2019 January and February 2020 at the rate of Rs 6,000 per month.(UNI)