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Wage board for working journalists
May 21, 2007 16:11 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday approved constitution of Wage Board for working journalists.
Formal orders in this regard will be issued shortly, Prime Minister's Media Adviser Sanjaya Baru said.
The orders will be issued by the Labour Ministry.
With this, Baru said, the Prime Minister has fulfilled the assurance he had given to newspaper employees.
The prime minister's approval comes a day ahead of the proposed march organised by the Confederation of Newspaper and News Agenices Employees' Organisations to protest against "undue" delay in constituting wage boards.
The Union cabinet approved the wage board proposal in December.
The Confederation has been demanding the constitution of the new Wage Board for journalists and non-journalists in media houses and news agencies.