Agartala: Tripura government on Tuesday announced a pension scheme for the accredited journalists of the state.
Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said state government accredited journalists who have worked for more than 10 years would be eligible for pension after his retirement at the age of 60.
"We have almost followed the pension scheme formulated by the previous Left Front government in West Bengal. A journalist would get Rs 1000 as pension per month with effect from May, 1, 2012," he told reporters.
This decision was taken at the cabinet meeting, the chief minister said.
Sarkar also announced to provide Rs 3 lakh as donation to the Journalists Welfare Fund and assured to provide land for housing for the journalists.
"Journalists have to form a society and then we would hand over land to them for creation of a housing complex," he said.