About Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme
Journalists are the backbone of our democracy. They put their lives at risk to report the news and keep the public informed. But what happens when a journalist falls sick? They often have to pay hefty medical bills, which can cause financial strain on their families. To address this issue, the Directorate of Information & Culture Affairs has launched the Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme. This scheme provides health insurance to journalists who are permanent residents of Tripura and are accredited by the state government or PIB.
The primary objective of the Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme is to financially protect journalists from monetary burdens and liabilities that result from unfortunate health-related situations and emergencies. Some of the specific objectives of the scheme are:
- To provide medical care facilities for all the diseases as listed by the state government after recommendation by the committee.
- To ensure that journalists have access to quality healthcare without worrying about the cost.
- To encourage journalists to report the news fearlessly without worrying about the financial implications of falling sick.
Full Overview Of Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme
|Scheme Name||Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme|
|Announcement||Directorate of Information & Culture Affairs|
|Implementation||Currently in effect as of 2023|
|Objectives||Financially protect journalists from health-related monetary burdens and liabilities|
|Incentive||Maximum coverage of ₹3,00,000|
|Beneficiaries||Permanent residents of Tripura, accredited journalists by state government or PIB, between ages 21-65 and not covered under any other health insurance scheme|
|Application Process||Offline registration through submission of documents to Director, Information and Cultural Affairs Department|
|Benefits||Medical care facilities for all diseases listed by state government after recommendation by committee|
|Exclusions||Individuals employed in managerial or administrative capacity, or supervisory capacity with functions mainly of a managerial nature|
To be eligible for the Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must be a permanent resident of Tripura.
- The applicant must be an accredited working journalist by the state government or by the Press Information Bureau (PIB).
- The age of the applicant must be between 21 years and 65 years.
- The applicant must not have been covered under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme or any other Health Insurance Scheme of the Central or State Government.
The Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme provides the following benefits:
- The beneficiary will receive medical care facilities for all the diseases as listed by the state government after recommendation by the committee.
- The maximum coverage of benefits from all sources will be ₹3,00,000.
- The scheme covers the medical expenses of the journalist and their family members.
The following documents are required to apply for the Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme:
- Proof of age/date of birth
- Proof of residence
- Bank details
- Income certificate
- Proof of health-related situations
How To Apply
To apply for the Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme, the journalist must follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Submit your application along with supporting documents to the Director of Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Tripura.
- The Director will verify your eligibility through the Sub-Divisional Magistrate and other concerned agencies.
- The Director will then submit your application and necessary documents to the “Tripura Journalist Health Insurance Scheme Recommendation Committee” (JHISRC).
- If recommended by the committee and approved by the State Government, you will be enrolled as a beneficiary under the scheme.