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Odisha government approved the renewal of health insurance scheme for working journalists

Bhubaneswar:1/6/19 The Odisha government on Saturday approved the renewal of health insurance scheme for working journalists called “Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana”.

As the first official work, Information and Public Relations Minister Raghunandan Das approved the renewal of the Health Insurance Scheme.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had launched the ambitious scheme for working journalists last year. In the first phase, as many as 3,233 working journalists got health insurance coverage.

Under the scheme, working journalists get health coverage of up to Rs 2 lakh a year. At least five members of the journalists family are covered under the scheme.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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