Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes
The Government is implementing a Scheme namely “Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes”. The objective of the Scheme is to improve financial and socio-economic status of the old aged artistes and scholars who have contributed significantly in their specialized fields of arts, letters etc. but leading a miserable life or are in penury condition. The Scheme has also provision to provide medical aid facility to such Artistes and his/her spouse by covering them under a convenient and affordable Health Insurance Scheme of the Government.
The above information was given by Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in reply to an Unstarred Question in the Lok Sabha today.