Tripartite panel for implementation of Majithia Wage Board soon: Dattatraya

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Union Minister for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya today assured to set up a Central Tripartite Committee at his ministry level to monitor the implementation of recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board for Working Journalists and other newspaper employees in the country. Addressing the 8th Plenary Session of the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU) on second day of the two-day session at Bhubaneswar on May 23 and 24, the Union Minister promised to bring comprehensive changes in the Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service and Other Miscellaneous Provisions) Act to enhance punishments to the violators. He also assured the journalists that he would bring the working journalists of the electronic media under its purview.

A S Nayak, Minister for Health and Information and Public Relations and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singh Deo and several MLAs greeted the 400 journalist delegates coming from every nook and corner of the country. S C Jamir, Governor Odisha, delivered the valedictory address on the last day of the conference.

In a resolution, the IJU demanded that a national law should be enacted for the safety of journalists. It regretted that about 79 journalists were killed in the country in the last two-and-a-half decades but very few culprits were caught and sentenced so far. In another resolution, the IJU demanded that the Union Government initiate process of appointing a new wage board for the working journalists since last wage board was appointed nine years ago and in view of the change in wage scenario in the country.

On the last day of the session, the following office-bearers were elected unanimously. President S N Sinha and Secretary-General Amar Devulapalli were elected unanimously by the primary members of the union. Elections were conducted by the Central Returning Officer of the IJU, B S Ramakrishna.

New Executive: Ambati Anjaneyulu (Andhra Pradesh), Geethartha Pathak (Asom) and Sabina Indrajit elected as Vice-Presidents. Y. Narender Reddy (Telangana), V.B. Rajan (Kerala), Ratan Luwangaha (Manipur), Balwinder Singh Jammu (Punjab), Amar Mohan Prasad (Bihar), Prabhat Kumar Dash (Odisha) elected as secretaries. Prem Kumar Bhargava (New Delhi) elected as treasurer. Another 14 members including M.A. Majid, K. Satyanaryana (Telangana), and D. Atchuta Rao, R. Rajendra (Andhra Pradesh) elected as executive committee members.

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    Hon’ble Union Minister for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya, assured Central Tripartite Committee to monitor the implementation of recommendations of the Majithia Wage Board on 24th May, 2015.
    Earlier Govt. also announced that the monitoring committee.
    On 28th May Supreme Court directed to the govt to appoint the inspectors under the Working Journalist Act.
    We want justice at earliest.
    Majithia Wage Board yet not implemented in majority parts of the country. And Somewhere implemented improper way.
    Govt announced the 7th wage revision for its employees.
    As comparison we also demanding another new wage revision for newspaper employees. The demand is justified.
    President/General secretary, IJU I request to you to post the any one’s salary slip after implementation of the Majithia Wage Board. I want for proper calculation. Particularly what are the factor as .. Basic, VP, DA, HRA, TrA, LTA etc.
    please help for this.
    Thanks and regards.
    Thank you

  • madhavan s says:

    Sir, I fully support Mr Kashinath Matale’s view on implementation of MWB. It is high time the Labour & Employment Department publishes a SPECIMEN WAGE CALCULATION under Majithia Wage Board recommendation, dDetailing the category of specimen Basic Pay, DA formula for the same with month, HRA, TA, VP, PF, etc.

    This will not only put to rest all the doubts in the minds of journalists and non-journalists, but also end managements’ wrong interpretation and wanton violation.

    Hon Labour Minister, could you please help us?

    Thanks and regards, S. Madhavan


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