Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bihar govt to provide insurance cover of Rs 10 lac to journalists

The Bihar State government, on Monday, announced Bihar State Journalists Insurance scheme-2014 to provide mediclaim and personal accidental coverage of Rs 10 lac to scribes in the state.

Under the scheme, about 3,000 journalists, print as well electronic media of the State headquarters as well districts of Bihar would get Rs 5 lac for personal accident cases and an equal amount of mediclaim policy including the journalist, spouse and two dependent children.

Public Relations Department secretary Mr. Pratya Amrit told reporters that the scheme would start on February 20, 2014. He asked journalist to fill the form and submit required documents by February 20 so that the scheme could start immediately.

Under the scheme, the state government would pay Rs.7,176, the majority share of 80% of the Rs.8,970 annual premium and the rest Rs.1,794 would be borne by the journalists seeking cover.

The government has signed an agreement with the National Insurance Company Limited, a public sector general insurer, to run the scheme for one year, Mr. Amrit said.

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