Assam One Time Grant for Media Personality Scheme 2021 Application Form PDF Download Online – Rs. 50,000 for Journalists

In order to respect the efforts and the undying spirit of those who have put their lives on the line to grace people with the gift of information, the Assam government has introduced the Assam One time Grant for Media personality scheme.

This scheme, essentially, is financial assistance offered to journalists in the state who have no particular affiliation to any political party.

Only those journalists who have published or broadcast at least three success stories of government schemes in the span of the last 12 months can apply for the scheme. The Assam One Time Grant for Media Personality scheme 2021 will come into effect and will be conducted annually.

What does the scheme offer journalists?

According to the official guidelines of the Assam One Time Grant for Media Personality scheme, each winning journalist will get financial remuneration of ₹50,000 annually. The major objective of the scheme is to primarily encourage journalists to become unbiased, truth-seeking agents who are unaffected by political biases and have no intention of acting as puppets in the hands of specific political parties.

Objectives of the One Time Grant

  • To maintain the dignity of media persons.
  • To inspire and motivate media personnel to excel in the field of journalism and to outdo efforts in ensuring that only the truth reaches the masses.

Eligibility criteria for the Journalism Scheme

In order to be eligible for the benefits of the scheme, the following criteria needs to be met:

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of Assam.
  • The applicant must be an accredited or recognised journalist of Assam.
  • The scheme benefits are open to all mainstream media journalists who have recognition or accreditation card of DIPR, Assam including freelancers from all forms of journalism – print, electronic and even News Agencies.
  • The minimum age of the journalist should be 40 years. There is no upper limit of age.
  • The applicant must ideally have at least fifteen years of experience in the field of journalism.
  • Reporters/journalists in print and electronic media have to submit 3 research-based news/features/videos/documentaries. They must ideally have a minimum of three success stories of highlighting government schemes published/broadcast in their respective media outlets during the last 12 months.
  • A permanent/temporary/contractual employee of any government/semi-government/autonomous body/board/corporation/council is not eligible to apply for the benefits of the scheme.
  • The applicant’s affiliation to any political party will be termed as a disqualification instantly. 
  • The annual income of the applicant should be less than ₹5 lakh. The income certificate issued by the Circle officer should essentially be enclosed along with the application.
  • Journalist Pension Holder is not considered eligible to apply for the scheme.
  • An applicant who is selected once for the scheme will not be eligible to apply again for the scheme.

Summing it up

With the implementation of such a scheme, journalists in the state of Assam are encouraged to stay loyal to the demands of their job and offer the masses unbiased news pieces.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.