The Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes is being implemented by the Ministry of Culture.
Objective: To improve the financial and socio-economic status of the old artists and scholars (not less than 60 years of age) who have contributed significantly in their specialized fields of arts, letters etc. in their active age or are still contributing.
Monthly pension: An amount of maximum Rs. 4000/- per month is being given to each beneficiary, out of which minimum Rs. 500/- financial assistance from State/UT Govt. is included.
Medical aid:The Scheme provides for medical aid facilities to an artist and his/her spouse by covering them under a convenient and affordable Health Insurance Scheme of the Government.