2018-03-13

9131 old artists and intellectuals assisted under Artist Pension scheme during last three years: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Ministry of Culture

9131 old artists and intellectuals assisted under Artist Pension scheme during last three years: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Posted On: 12 MAR 2018 6:21PM by PIB Delhi
           
The Government is extremely sensitive to and concerned about the improvement of financial and socio-economic status of old artists and intellectuals in the country including Maharashtra. 



For assistance of old artistes and intellectuals the Government administers a Scheme namely “Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes” under which financial assistance in the form of monthly pension is provided to old artists and intellectuals of the age of sixty years and above.

            A meeting of Expert Committee was convened during 31st July to 2nd August, 2017 to consider the applications received from the artistes for award of pension.  In the said meeting a total of 1625 artistes have been recommended for artistes pension which includes 344 artistes recommended from Maharashtra.


No. of beneficiaries under “Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes”

Year

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Total

2584

2967

2788

3376



 This information was given by Minister of State (IC) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Source: PIB

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