CVL actor Narasimha Rao provides comprehensive health coverage for artists
Hyderabad: Announcing the election manifesto for the Cinema Artists Association elections, lead lawyer and character artist CVL Narasimha Rao said on Saturday that he would ensure that the unanimous resolution that was passed 10 years ago, in 2011, or implemented taking into account local talent. He added that, as proposed in the resolution, a 50-member committee has been formed and the names will be announced shortly at a press conference.
Rao is vying for the post of MAA chairman and had filed nomination papers a week ago, the same day Prakash Raj applied. Elections for the MAA will take place on October 10.
Taking note of the film artists who have faced serious health issues, Narasimha Rao said that all artists registered in the association will be covered by full health insurance. “That would be the plan for Rs 3 lakh per year and MAA would pay the insurance premium for each member. Actors registered with the MAA would get associated membership in the Film Nagar Cultural Center (FNCC) with a nominal fee, ”he said.
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Regarding pensions paid to artists, he promised to increase them from Rs 6,000 per month to Rs 10,000 per month. We plan to relaunch the 20-year-old Asara program which could benefit female artists exploited in the film industry. A committee has been formed with 13 members and details will be announced soon. And the most important thing, artists in the industry should not live in search of handouts. MAA will collaborate with a supermarket and with a simple phone call, artists who can afford basic necessities at the supermarket.
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