Writers’ Welfare

HONORARIUM TO WRITERS & BEREAVED FAMILIES:
The PAL pays monthly honorarium (Rs. 5,000/- per month) to indigent writers and poets and bereaved families of deceased writers, who are facing hardships or economic distress. Under this scheme, 500-families (living writers/bereaved families of deceased writers) are benefiting.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Besides monthly stipends, lump-sum financial assistance is also paid to ailing writers for medical treatment and to their bereaved families on the recommendations of local literary organizations.
INSURANCE SCHEME FOR WRITERS’ COMMUNITY:
Insurance coverage is also being provided to writers and poets. It is planned to cover 2000 writers and poets in the first phase. Over 700 writers have been covered under the scheme so far. PAL pays the insurance premium on behalf of the writers concerned. 132-families of deceased writers have been paid Rs. 13.5 million under the scheme from 1997 to-date.

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