Press Club of Jammu has welcomed the announcement of medi-claim Insurance Policy for the accredited working journalist.
The announcement was made by Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb A Drabu while presenting state budget 2018 in the floor of the house on Thursday
While welcoming the decision, PCJ president, Ashwani Kumar urged the government to extend the benefit of this scheme to all the working journalist and cameraman. He also added that government should also consider implementing monthly pension scheme in favour journalist on the pattern on many other states.
Ashwani Kumar, President ,Press Club of Jammu has said that already Press Club Mangement has submitted a memorandum to the state government along with comprehensive proposals for launching Journalist Welfare Scheme Fund, Medical Insurance Schemes, Accident Insurance and Pension Schemes for State journalists.
He said that the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Dy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh and Minister for Finance, Haseeb Drabu, in separate meetings with the management committee of the Press Club of Jammu and senior journalists, have already assured for announcing pensionary benefits and insurance schemes for working journalists.