Journalists Welfare Scheme

Journalists Welfare Scheme is being implemented by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Executed since 2013, the scheme provides ex-gratia financial assistance to journalists and their families.
The Central Government has set up a 10-member committee to examine the existing guidelines of the scheme and provide recommendations required to make the scheme in line with the current changes witnessed in the media ecosystem. It will seek to expand the welfare to non-accredited journalists on par with the accredited journalists. It will also consider broadening the definition of working journalist in view of the Occupational Safety Health and Working Condition Code 2010 as well as the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.


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