SectionsParticulars
1Short 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...
2Definitions
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 IIWorking Journalists
3Act 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...
4Special 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...
5Payment 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...
5ANomination 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...
6Hours 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...
7Leave
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 ...
8Fixation 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...
9Procedure 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...
10Recommendation 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...
11Powers 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...
12Powers 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...
13Working 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-APower 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-AAConstitution 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 IIANon-Journalist Newspaper Employees
13-BFixation 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-CWage 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-DApplication 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-DDConstitution 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 IIIApplication of certain Acts to Newspaper Employees
14Act 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...
15Act 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 IVMiscellaneous
16Effect 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-AEmployer 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...
17Recovery 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-AMaintenance 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-BInspectors
(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 ...
18Penalty
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 ...
19Indemnity
-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-ADefects 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-BSaving
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...
20Power 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...
21Repeal 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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