Hearing on Legal Issues on Majithia Starts in Supreme Court

Hearing on the legal issues of the Majithia Contempt case started today in the Supreme Court. It remained incomplete and will continue on the next Tuesday, 17th January. From the side of the employees Shri Colin Gonsalves, Senior Advocate, submitted that Section 20j of the Wage Board Award was being wrongly used by the newspaper owners to deny the benefits of the Award to employees. It was, in fact, incorporated to help those employees, who were being paid more than what the Wage Board had recommended.

Justice Bhachawat, a well-wisher of newspaper employees, passes away

In the death of Justice (Rtd.) U.N. Bhachawat yesterday morning, the newspaper employees have lost their true well-wisher. It was he who laid the foundation stone of the wage structures, allowances of the newspaper employees and the classification of the newspapers. Before Justice Bhachawat all other wage boards- Divatia, Shinde and Palekar- had run into rough weathers because of the objections and legal impediments created by the proprietors, led by notorious blackmailer Ram Nath Goenka. Recommendations of the first wage board were struck down by the constitution bench in the Indian Express case. Thereafter the Shinde wage committee was formed through an ordinance but, that too, could not do justice to employees. The Palekar wage board was constituted in 1975 but it could not function due to non-cooperation of the employers. Later on, it was converted into one man Tribunal. Therefore, the wage board under the chairmanship of Justice Bhachawat was the first of its kind, which prepared the ground for all other subsequent wage boards.

गोपाल सुब्रमण्यम ने मजीठिया लागू करवाने का आश्वासन दिया

देश भर से इस बात को लेकर पूछताछ की जा रही है कि 16 नवंबर को सुप्रीम कोर्ट में मजीठिया मामले में हुई सुनवाई के दौरान क्या हुआ। हालांकि सुनवाई के दौरान कोर्ट रूम में कई अखबार कर्मी मौजूद थे। उन्होंने बाकी साथियों को इस संबंध में सूचनाओं का आदान-प्रदान भी किया है, फिर भी जिज्ञासा बनी हुई है। हालांकि इस दिन अखबार कर्मियों के पक्ष में कोई भी सुनवाई नहीं हुई। इस दौरान विशेषतौर पर इनाडू अखबार के प्रकाशक उषोदया पब्लिकेशन्स की ओर से उस समय आशा की किरण दिखाई दी, जब सीनियर एडवोकेट गोपाल सुब्रामण्यम ने यह कहते हुए कोर्ट से समय की मांग की कि वह मजीठिया वेजबोर्ड कार्यान्वयन से जुड़े विवरण पर अपने मुवक्किल एवं अखबार के मालिक रामोजी राव से चर्चा करना चाहते हैं।

Gopal Subramaniam Assures Implementation of Majithia

We have been getting inquiries from all over the country as to what had happened on 16th November in the Supreme Court during the hearing of the Majithia case. Many employees from the newspapers were present in the court room and they have communicated the information to other employees, yet the curiosity still persists. Although no hearing has taken place on that date yet for the employees, particularly of the Ushodaya Publications, the publishers of the multi edition Eenadu newspaper, there appeared to be the silver linings of hopes when, Senior Advocate Mr. Gopal Subramaniam sought time to from the Court to discuss the details of the implementation of the Majithia Wage Board from his client Mr. Ramoji Rao, the owner of the newspaper.

अखबार मालिक मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड लागू करें अन्यथा जेल जाएंगे : एडवोकेट परमानन्द पांडे

जस्टिस मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड मामले में मीडिया कर्मियों की तरफ अखबार मालिकों के खिलाफ सुप्रीमकोर्ट में लड़ाई लड़ रहे एडवोकेट परमानंद पांडे को मीडिया का भी काफी तजुर्बा है। वे इंडियन फेडरेशन ऑफ वर्किंग जर्नलिस्ट के सेक्रेटरी जनरल भी हैं। काशी हिंदू विश्वविद्यालय के छात्र रह चुके परमानंद पांडे पर मीडियाकर्मियों को पूरा भरोसा है। वजह भी साफ़ है। परमानंद पांडे मीडियाकर्मियों का दर्द जानते हैं। यही वजह है कि वे माननीय सुप्रीमकोर्ट में सटीक मुद्दा रखते हैं। जो बात कहना रहता है पूरे दम से कहते हैं। मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड मामले पर एडवोकेट परमानंद पांडे से बात किया मुम्बई के निर्भीक पत्रकार और आरटीआई एक्सपर्ट शशिकान्त सिंह ने। पेश है बातचीत के मुख्य अंश…

मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड : सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने एसआईटी बनाने का निर्देश दिया

सही दिशा में जा रही है जस्टिस मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड की सुनवाई :  देश भर के मीडियाकर्मियों के वेतन एरियर तथा प्रमोशन से जुड़े जस्टिस मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड मामले में माननीय सुप्रीमकोर्ट ने एक स्पेशल इन्वेस्टिगेशन टीम यानी एसआईटी बनाने का निर्देश दिया है। इस एसआईटी को लीड करेंगे हाईकोर्ट के एक रिटायर जज। आखिर ये एसआईटी के गठन के बाद जस्टिस मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड की लड़ाई किस दिशा में जा रही है? देश भर के मीडियाकर्मियों में इस बात को लेकर सवाल उठ रहा है। तमाम शंकाओं के समाधान के लिए मैंने इस मामले में पत्रकारों की तरफ से लड़ाई लड़ रहे एडवोकेट उमेश शर्मा और परमानंद पांडे जी से बात की।

Uttarakhand Labour Commissioner Tenders Unqualified Apology to Supreme Court

The Labour Commissioner of Uttarakhand Dr. Anand Srivastava has profusely apologized to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for not appearing on the last date of hearing of the Majithia case on 23rd August 2016. In a sworn affidavit filed in the Supreme Court he has said that it has happened because of the inadvertent misunderstanding as he was under the impression that the Labour Commissioner has to be represented through the counsel.

Majithia Award: All is Hunky-dory in Uttarakhand; Says Government

The Uttarakhand Government has filed Majithia status report in the Supreme Court of India through its Principal Secretary, Ms. Manisha Panwar. The report says that no employee or employees’ union of any newspaper has filed any complaint against any newspaper in the state. The report further says that the publishers of the Dainik Hindustan newspaper, M/s Hindustan Media Venture Ltd. have implemented the Award in its both units of Dehradun and Haldwani. However, it does not mention about the class of newspaper.

Action Taken Report of Rajasthan speaks more about its inaction

Govt. of Rajasthan has yesterday filed ‘Action Taken Report’ on the implementation of the Majithia Wage Board Award in the Supreme Court. The State Government had earlier filed a status report, which contained the appointment of the Labour Inspectors and the submissions of employers and employees. In this report the State Government has informed that notices were issued to 893 newspaper establishments out of it 298 were daily newspapers, 220 weekly newspapers, 358 fortnightly newspapers and 17 monthly newspapers. As a matter of fact, this humongous exercise of the Public Relations Department has created more confusion than clarity with regard to the implementation by the newspaper owners and steps taken by the State Government to accelerate the implementation process.

एक आईएएस को दबंग महिला सीएम के पैरों में बैठ माफी मांगते देखा तो आईएएस बनने का इरादा बदल दिया

Mayank Saxena : मेरे पिता चाहते थे कि मैं आईएएस बनूं, मैं सोचता था कि बन सकता हूं…फिर सच्चाई से साबका पड़ा…पिताजी को एक बार चुनाव की ड्यूटी पर लखनऊ के रमाबाई अम्बेडकर मैदान गया, तो एक आईएएस को सीएम रही एक दबंग महिला के पैरों में बैठ कर माफी मांगते देखा… उसके बाद पढ़ता और पता करता गया…अहसास हुआ कि आईएएस बन गया, तो या तो पैरों में पड़ा रहूंगा-व्यवस्था से मजबूरी में समझौता कर लूंगा या फिर रोज़ ट्रांसफर, सस्पेंशन, जांच होती रहेगी…और जीवन नर्क हो जाएगा…

All Puducherry newspapers have implemented Majithia Award

According to the status report filed in the Supreme Court of India by Shri Manoj Parida, the Chief Secretary to the Government of Puducherry all newspapers of the Union Territory have implemented the Majithia Award. There are eight newspaper establishments functioning in the Union Territory of Puducherry out of them, six have engaged 170 employees of various categories and they have implemented the recommendations of the Majithia Award. In the remaining two establishments the services of the employees of Villupuram Branch of Tamilnadu are utilised and hence do not fall within the jurisdiction of Puducherry.

Dainik Jagran and Dainik Bhaskar are the worst violators of Majithia Award : Govt. of Delhi

Government of NCT of Delhi has filed an Additional Affidavit in the Supreme Court of India containing 532 pages on the Status of the implementation of the Majithia recommendations by newspapers of Delhi. Interestingly, additional affidavit is nearly 20 times bulkier than the previous original Status Report which was full of factual howlers. This additional affidavit has been filed by K.R. Meena, Secretary-Cum-Commissioner (Labour), Government of Delhi.

Haryana Govt says four newspapers of the state have implemented Majithia

The status report on the implementation of the Majithia Wage Boards Award submitted by Government of Haryana says that there are 65 newspaper organisations in the state but only four of them namely; Amar Ujala, Sach Kahoon (Hindi, Punjabi), The Tribune and Dainik Tribune have implemented the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Award.

IFWJ की प्रेस रिलीज में मजीठिया, परमानंद पांडेय, आगरा पत्रकार लाठीचार्ज का कोई जिक्र नहीं

जब पत्रकार संगठन पूरी तरह दलाली की तरफ अग्रसर हो जाते हैं तो मूल मुद्दों का जिक्र तक नहीं करते. यही हाल आईएफडब्लूजे का है. इनके राष्ट्रीय अधिवेशन की आफिसियल प्रेस रिलीज में मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड से लेकर आगरा में पत्रकारों पर लाठीचार्ज के मुद्दों का कहीं कोई जिक्र तक नहीं है. प्रेस रिलीज में संगठन के महासचिव परमानंद पांडेय तक का नाम नहीं है. सूत्रों ने बताया कि परमानंद पांडेय ने शिवपाल यादव के सामने मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड मामले में यूपी सरकार की बेरुखी का मुद्दा उठाया. लेकिन इस प्रकरण का प्रेस रिलीज में कोई जिक्र नहीं है. पढ़िए आप भी प्रेस रिलीज, ताकि जान सकें कि इसमें जिक्र किस बात का है. -एडिटर, भड़ास4मीडिया

पत्रकारों की लड़ाई लड़ने वाले परमानंद पांडेय को अपमानित करना शुरू किया के. विक्रम राव ने!

देश के जाने माने पत्रकार नेता परमानंद पांडेय को अपमानित करने की मुहिम खुद उनके ही संगठन के वरिष्ठों ने शुरू कर दी है. वरिष्ठ पत्रकार और सुप्रीम कोर्ट के वकील परमानंद पांडेय ने मजीठिया वेज बोर्ड की लंबी व मुश्किल लड़ाई लड़ते हुए पूरे देश में आम पत्रकारों के बीच सम्मान और प्रशंसा हासिल की है. लेकिन वे जिस पत्रकार संगठन IFWJ में महासचिव हैं, उसी संगठन के वरिष्ठ लोग उन्हें अपमानित करने की मुहिम चलाने लगे हैं.

NO NEWSPAPER IS PUBLISHED FROM ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR!

There is no daily newspaper in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar. There are a few small weekly newspapers which do not employ any regular employee. One or two persons are employed by them on hourly basis to bring out the weeklies. It has been stated by Mr. Madhu Sudhan Baidya, Labour Commissioner and Director of Employment Training (Andaman and Nicobar Administration) in his affidavit filed before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

बदतमीज और क्रूर जागरण प्रबंधन के खिलाफ जाने-माने वकील परमानंद पांडेय ने पीएम मोदी को पत्र भेजा

Shri Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
New Delhi

Sub.: Exploitation, victimization and harassment of the Dainik Jagran employees

Hon’ble Pradhan Mantri ji,

We write to you with pain and anguish over the exploitation and victimization of newspaper employees by their proprietors that has crossed all limits. The saddest part of it is that the Governments- Central as well as the States- have become the mute spectators to this sordid state-of-affairs.

दैनिक जागरण नोएडा में दूसरे दिन भी हड़ताल जारी

Pandey Parmanand : Today (03.10.2015) was the second day of the strike of Dainik Jagran employees of NOIDA and they came out in large number at Jantar Mantar to sit on dharna. I marvel at the enthusiasm of the employees who in spite of all threat and intimidation of the Management defied the dictate and struck the work.

Majithia Award: it is as dismal in Madhya Pradesh as in other states

The story of Madhya Pradesh is no different from other states as far as the implementation of the Majithia Wage Award. Till date only six states viz. Delhi, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Sikkim have filed their status reports. The situation is in Madhya Pradesh is dismal and the condition of the newspaper employees is as pathetic, if not more, as in other states.

None of major newspapers of Punjab has implemented the Majithia says the affidavit of the State Labour Commissioner

The reports of Special Labour Inspectors appointed by the State Governments on the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide its order of 28.04.2015 to find out the status of the implementation of the Majithia Award in newspapers has now started trickling in. Sikkim has been the first Government, which sent its report through its Chief Secretary almost a month ago.

Apprise with factual position to Inspectors for Majithia

The struggle, rather the battle, for Majithia Awards has come to decisive phase of the history. Most of the governments have already appointed Special Labour Inspectors on the direction of the hon’ble Supreme Court of India on 28.04.2015. There are, however, some states, which find luxury in laziness, and they have yet to act on it. The major states, which have not moved in this direction so far are – Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal. This act of these laggard states itself amounts to the contempt of the Court.