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Group Insurance amount for scribes to be hiked to Rs 4 lakhs

Bhopal. In a meeting of the Cabinet decision was taken to increase the limit of cashless treatment under health and accident group insurance scheme from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4 lakh for journalists in Madhya Pradesh. In addition to this, the accident insurance assistance amount payable to the family of the deceased journalist has been hiked to Rs 10 lakh.

The Cabinet decided to include parents in the rules of medical assistance to journalists. Decision has been taken to include the name of dependant parents, who are not government employees and whose annual income from all sources including pension is not more than Rs one lakh in the family definition in Madhya Pradesh Sanchar Pratinidhi Kalyan Sahayata Niyam 2005.