Chief minister Pramod Sawant has accepted several proposals that were placed before him by the Goa Union of Journalists.
In his budget speech on Wednesday, CM Sawant announced allotting space for the ‘Patrakar Bhawan’ in the proposed administrative building at Patto, Panaji.
Sawant also proposed to enhance the existing journalists’ monthly pension of Rs. 8,500 by Rs 1,500. After revision, the monthly pension amount will be Rs 10,000 per month.
The chief minister has also announced e-bikes for journalists.
The Goa Union of Journalists welcomes all the welfare benefits for journalists that were announced by the chief minister in his budget speech.
Earlier, a delegation from the Goa Union of Journalists led by president Rajtilak Naik, general secretary Vasudev Pagi, and treasurer Kailas Naik, had submitted a list of demands to the chief minister.
The demands included an independent ‘Patrakar Bhawan’ for the journalist fraternity in Goa, increase in the journalist’s monthly pension amount, electric vehicles for full-time working journalists, housing for full-time working journalists and free travel facility across the state for full-time journalists in the state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited buses.
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