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9. Recovery of money due to working journalists.-

(1) Where any amount is due under this Act to a working journalist from an employer, 1[the working journalist himself, or any other person authorised by him in writing in this behalf or in the case of the death of the working journalist, any member of his family may], without prejudice to any other mode of recovery, make an application to the State Government for the recovery of the money due to him, and if the State Government, or such authority as the State Government may specify in this behalf, is satisfied that any money is so due, it shall issue a certificate for that amount to the Collector, and the Collector shall proceed to recover that amount in the same manner as an arrear of land revenue.

2[(2) If any question arises as to the amount due under this Act to a working journalist from his employer, the State Government may, on its own motion or upon application made to it, refer the question to any Labour Court constituted by it under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947) or under any corresponding law relating to investigation and settlement of industrial disputes in force in the State and the said Act or law shall have effect in relation to the Labour Court as if the question so referred were a matter referred to the Labour Court for adjudication under that Act or law.]

(3) The decision of the Labour Court shall be forwarded by it to the State Government which made the reference, and any amount found due by the Labour Court may be recovered in the manner provided in sub-section (1).

1. Subs. by Act 65 of 1962, s. 10, for "the working journalist may" (w.e.f. 15-1-1963).

2. Subs. by s. 10, ibid., for sub-section (2) (w.e.f. 15-1-1963).

Working Journalists (Fixation of Rates of Wages) Act, 1958 Back

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