Toll on newsprint abolished, Journalists to have insurance cover

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/12/2018 1:43:34 PM

JAMMU, Jan 11: Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu on Thursday announced that J&K’s accredited journalists would be covered under Mediclaim Group Insurance Policy.
Drabu said, “The employees of autonomous bodies, PSUs, local bodies etc. are free to voluntarily opt for this scheme. I am making this scheme applicable to accredited working journalists also.”
This is in addition to the increased the Personal Accidental Insurance from Rs. 5.00 lakh to Rs. 10.00 lakh.
The Finance Minister also announced to do away with toll on vegetables, medicines, sugar, salt, tea, soaps/detergents, sanitary items, water coconut, wheat seeds, tree spray oil, newsprint, Jaggery (Gur).



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