GUWAHATI: In order to provide financial assistance to ailing journalists and their dependent family members, the names of 46 journalists have been selected by a selection committee been formed by the Government of Assam under the Journalists Medical Welfare Scheme. After thorough scrutiny of the required supporting documents and considering nature of disease, the names of the journalists were selected today at a meeting which was held at the Conference Room of Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Addl. Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Information and Public Relations Department. The selection committee approved a total financial grant of Rs. 13 lakh 60 thousand to the 46 journalists.
According to a press release, senior journalists and members of the selection committee Pranoy Bordoloi and Ajit Sharma along with Dr B Bordoloi, Joint Director, Directorate of Health Services, Government of Assam, Rajib Prakash Baruah, OSD, Information and Public Relations Department, Assam and Anupam Choudhury, Director of Information and Public Relations Department attended the meeting.
It may be mentioned that till date, 225 journalists have received financial assistance worth Rs 94,76,343. This financial assistance has been provided from the Corpus Fund of the scheme.
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