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Odisha government has directed collectors to release a four-month advance pension of 34,653 artistes

Bhubaneswar:8/4/20: Odisha government has directed collectors to release a four-month advance pension of Rs 4,800 to the bank accounts of 34,653 artistes through e-transfer by April 15.

A press release of the public relations department on Wednesday said that a sum of Rs 63,34,400 lakh will be released by the Odia language, literature and culture department of the state in this connection.

The release said the Odisha government has taken the step in view of the deadly coronavirus disease that is currently overwhelming the world.

The artists will be given four months’ pension amounting to Rs 4800. They get a monthly pension of Rs 1200 each.

The government has even waived the submission of life certificates by the concerned artists. They were supposed to produce their life certificates in March.

The district culture officers and concerned officials have been directed to send details of report relating to the distribution of pension through email and WhatsApp.

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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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