Sila-e-Fun is an unconditional cash transfer program. Punjab Social Protection Authority will bridge the gap for elderly artists who have served in related field for more than 25 years, by launching Sila-e-Fun Program in all 36 districts of Punjab. It will provide dignified social pension for those elderly and needy artists, writers, poets and media persons of the Punjab who have made a notable contribution in their field such as film, TV, literature, poetry, journalism, theatre, music, painting, etc. Rs. 5,000 per month will be provided to the artists above 50 years with monthly income below Rs. 15,000 having 25 years’ experience of their field under unconditional cash transfer program.
The goal of this project is to improve socio-economic wellbeing of the elderly and financially vulnerable artists of the Punjab who have made a notable contribution in their field. This program has been designed with the following objectives:
- To improve the social inclusion of the poor elderly and financially vulnerable artists of the Punjab by providing them dignified social assistance
- To improve the subsistence of poor, elderly, and needy artists
- To reduce the economic dependency of poor, elderly, and needy artists on their social network