Wage board hikes may get cabinet nod
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs is likely to approve the final recommendations of the wage boards for journalists and non-journalists on Tuesday.delhi Updated: Oct 25, 2011 02:01 IST
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs is likely to approve the final recommendations of the wage boards for journalists and non-journalists on Tuesday.
The decision, however, would be subject to the final orders of the Supreme Court, which is hearing a petition challenging the recommendations.
According to the recommendations, the basic pay of newspaper employees working under wageboard would be hiked by 30%. It would also include a variable dearness allowance and another variable pay component, which would be 35% of the basic pay.
Besides, the salary would comprise an enhanced house rent allowance, transport allowance, leave travel allowance, medical allowance, a night shift allowance of Rs 100 per night and a hardship allowance of Rs 1,000 per month.
The recommendations also provide for one promotion for every 10 years of service with the establishment.
The award would be effective from July 2010.
The wageboard recommendations were placed before the cabinet in June 2011. But the cabinet deferred its decision in view of the petition in the SC challenging the proposals.