CM promises scribes of pension scheme in next budget

Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa said the government will introduce a pension scheme for journalists in the State budget for 2010-11.
The Chief Minister on Tuesday inaugurated the renovated building of the Press Club of Bangalore and Lankesh Open Air Theatre Stage in the Club premises located at Cubbon Park here.The BJP government will study the scribes pension schemes introduced in other states and will hold discussions with office-bearers of journalists associations soon. The government would soon take a decision on providing free bus passes for the journalists working in districts, the chief minister said.Recalling the role played by the media in strengthening of democracy and nation building activities, Mr Yeddyurappa said the Press Club of Bangalore as a model press club in the entire country.

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