Twenty retired journalists have been selected as beneficiaries under the Assam Pension Scheme for Journalists for 2020-21.
The pension is provided every year as a token of recognition of their contribution to journalism during their service.
The Assam Pension Scheme for Journalists was first introduced in January, 2016. The scheme is for the welfare of senior journalists on their retirement at the age of 60. The applicant is required to undergo superannuation as a journalist and the scheme is valid throughout his lifetime. An amount of Rs. 8000 per month will be provided as pension to the retired journalists who served in Assam for atleast 20 years.
The Beneficiaries Of This Year Are:
1. Tarun Saikia 2. Jahanabi Khound 3. Kumud Ranjan Das 4. Biman Chandra Hazarika 5. Pranab Acharya 6. Manash Kumar Mahanta
7. Homeshwar Heera 8. Rabindra Kumar Bhattacharya 9. Nalini Borthakur
10. Devdas Purukasthya
11. Apurba Ballabh Goswami 12. Dughdha Dutta
13. Madan Singhal
14. Niranjan Mahanta 15. Mihiram Bora
16. Naren Bora
17. Gokul Krishna Sharma
18. Naresh Das Kalita
19. Thaneshwar Neog
20. Prashant Barua