Sections Particulars
1 Short title and commencement
(1)This Act may be called the 1[working Journalists and other Newspaper Employees] (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955.(2)It extend...
2 Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-1[(a) “Board” means--(i)In relation to working journalists, the Wage Board constituted under Sec. 9 ; and (...
Chapter II Working Journalists
3 Act XIV of 1947 to apply to working journalists
(1)The provisions of the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947 (XIV of 1947), as in force for the time being, shall, subject to the modification specified in sub-secti...
4 Special provisions in respect of certain cases of entrenchment
Special provisions in respect of certain cases of retrenchment. - Where at any time between the 14th day of July, 1954, and the 12th day of March, 1055, a...
5 Payment of gratuity
(1)Where- (a)Any working Journalist has been in continuous service, whether before or after the commencement of this Act, for not less than three years in any...
5A Nomination by working journalist
(l)Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, or in any disposition, testamentary or otherwise in respect of any gratuity paya...
6 Hours of work
(l)Subject to any rules that may be made under this Act, no working journalist shall be required or allowed to work in any newspaper establishment for more th...
7 Leave
Without prejudice to such holidays, casual leave or other kinds of leave as may be prescribed, every working journalist shall be entitled to- (a)Earned leave ...
8 Fixation or revision of rates of wages
(1)The Central Government may, in the manner hereinafter provided- (a)Fix rates of wages in respect of working journalist (b)Revise, from time to time, at su...
9 Procedure for fixing and revising rates of wages
For the purpose of fixing or revising rates of wages in respect of working journalists under this Act, the Central Government shall, as and when necessary, co...
10 Recommendation by Board
(l)The Board shall, by notice published in such manner as it thinks fit, call upon newspaper establishments and working journalists and other persons interest...
11 Powers and procedure of the Board
(1)Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section (2), the Board may exercise all or any of the powers which an Industrial Tribunal constituted -under the...
12 Powers of Central Government to enforce recommendations of the Wage Board
(1)As soon as may be, after the receipt of the recommendations of the Board, the Central Government shall make an order in terms of the recommendations or sub...
13 Working journalists entitled to wages at rates not less than those specified in order
On the coining into operation of an order of the Central Government under Sec. 12, every working journalist shall be entitled to be paid by his employer wages...
13-A Power of Government to fix interim rates of wages
(1)Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, where the Central Government is of opinion that it is necessary so to do, it may, after consultation wit...
13-AA Constitution of Tribunal for fixing or revising rates of wages in respect of working journalists
(1)Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, where the Central Government is of opinion that the Board constituted under See. 9 for the purpose of fixi...
Chapter IIA Non-Journalist Newspaper Employees
13-B Fixation or revision of rates of wages of non-journalist newspaper employees
(l)The Central Government may, in the manner hereinafter provided, - (a)Fix rates of wages in respect of non-journalist newspaper employees; and (b)Revise, f...
13-C Wage Board for revising rates of wages in respect of non-journalist newspaper employees
For the purpose of fixing or revising rates of wages in respect of non-jounalist newspaper employees under this Act, the Central Government shall, as and whe...
13-D Application of certain provisions
The provisions of Secs. 10 to 13-A shall apply to, and in relation to, the Board constituted under Sec. 13C, the Central Government and non-journalist newspa...
13-DD Constitution of Tribunal for fixing or revising rates of wages in respect of on-journalist newspaper employees
(1)Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, where the Central Government is of opinion that the Board constituted under Sec. 13-C for the purpose of f...
Chapter III Application of certain Acts to Newspaper Employees
14 Act XX of 1946 to apply to newspaper establishment
The provisions of the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 (XX of 1946), as in force for the time being, shall apply to every newspaper establish...
15 Act XIX of 1952 to apply to newspaper establishments
The Employees’ Provident Funds Act, 1952 (XIX of 1952), as in force for the time being, shall apply to every newspaper establishment in which twenty or more p...
Chapter IV Miscellaneous
16 Effect of laws and agreements inconsistent with this Act
(1) The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything, inconsistent therewith contained in any other law or in the terms of any award, agr...
16-A Employer not to dismiss, discharge, etc., newspaper employees
No employer in relation to a newspaper establishment shall, by reason of his liability for payment of wages to newspaper employees at the rates specified in a...
17 Recovery of money due from an employer
(1)Where any amount is due under this Act to a newspaper employee from an employer, the newspaper employee himself, or any person authorized by him in writing...
17-A Maintenance of registers, records and muster-rolls
Every employer in relation to a newspaper establishment shall prepare and maintain such registers, records and muster-rolls and in such manner as may be presc...
17-B Inspectors
(1)The State Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint such persons as it thinks fit to be inspectors for the purposes of this Act and ...
18 Penalty
1[(1)If any employer contravenes any of the provisions of this Act or any rule or order made thereunder, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to ...
19 Indemnity
-No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Chairman or any other member of the Board 1[or the person constituting the Tribunal]...
19-A Defects in appointment not to invalidate acts
No act or proceeding of the Board shall be questioned on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy in, or defect in the constitution of, the Board. 1....
19-B Saving
Nothing in his Act or the Working Journalists (Fixation of Rates of Wages) Act, 1958 (211 of 1958), shall apply to 1[any newspaper employee] who is an employe...
20 Power to make rules
(l)The Central Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Act. (2)In particular and without prejudic...
21 Repeal and saving
(1).The working Journalists and other Newspaper Employees (Condition of service) and Miscellaneous provisions (Amendment ordinance), 1979 is hereby repealed. ...
Schedule
(See Sec. 2 (d)) 1. For the purposes of Cl. (d) of Sec. 2, - (1)Two or more newspaper establishments under common control shall be deemed to be one newspaper...
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