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Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955

Sections Particulars
1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Working Journalists
3 Act XIV of 1947 to apply to working journalists
4 Special provisions in respect of certain cases of entrenchment
5 Payment of gratuity
5A Nomination by working journalist
6 Hours of work
7 Leave
8 Fixation or revision of rates of wages
9 Procedure for fixing and revising rates of wages
10 Recommendation by Board
11 Powers and procedure of the Board
12 Powers of Central Government to enforce recommendations of the Wage Board
13 Working journalists entitled to wages at rates not less than those specified in order
13-A Power of Government to fix interim rates of wages
13-AA Constitution of Tribunal for fixing or revising rates of wages in respect of working journalists
Chapter IIA Non-Journalist Newspaper Employees
13-B Fixation or revision of rates of wages of non-journalist newspaper employees
13-C Wage Board for revising rates of wages in respect of non-journalist newspaper employees
13-D Application of certain provisions
13-DD Constitution of Tribunal for fixing or revising rates of wages in respect of on-journalist newspaper employees
Chapter III Application of certain Acts to Newspaper Employees
14 Act XX of 1946 to apply to newspaper establishment
15 Act XIX of 1952 to apply to newspaper establishments
Chapter IV Miscellaneous
16 Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act
16-A Employer not to dismiss, discharge, etc., newspaper employees
17 Recovery of money due from an employer
17-A Maintenance of registers, records and muster-rolls
17-B Inspectors
18 Penalty
19 Indemnity
19-A Defects in appointment not to invalidate acts
19-B Saving
20 Power to make rules
21 Repeal and saving

An Act to regulate certain conditions of service of working journalists and other persons employed in newspaper establishments

Be it enacted by the Parliament in the Sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

1.Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Pt. II, Sec. 1, No. 60, dated the 21st December, 1955.

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