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9th Wage Board: SC clears way for publishing gazette

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The apex court stayed for eight weeks the High Court order that issued status quo on publication of the gazette notification.

 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the government to publish the gazette notification implementing the recommendation of 9th Wage Board for journalists.

The apex court stayed for eight weeks the High Court order that issued status quo on publication of the gazette notification.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order following a petition filed by the government seeking stay on the high court order of status quo.

Earlier on August 14, Justice Md Nuruzzaman of Appellate Division Chamber Court sent the state petition, which pleaded to stay the High Court order, to apex court regular bench for hearing on August 19.

Terming the initial writ against publishing gazette notification for implementing the recommendations of ninth wage board, pre-matured, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the petitioner filed the writ as he does not want to pay the salary to journalists properly.

“Without journalists, the owners of newspapers do not have any existence,” the court observed at the time of the hearing.