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Odisha Govt Raises Health Insurance Coverage Limit To Rs 5 Lakh for Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana

Bhubaneswar18/7/23:: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today escalated the ceiling of health insurance coverage meant for working journalists under the State government’s Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana from the present limit of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh, informed the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) in Bhubaneswar.

At least 8,717 journalists working in the State will benefit from this announcement.As per the provisions envisaged in the scheme, the insurance coverage is given to five members of a beneficiary journalist’s family, including the spouse and three wholly dependent children up to the age of 25 years.

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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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