No bar to publish 9th wage board gazette
Published: 10:55 AM, 20 August 2019 Updated: 03:50 PM, 20 August 2019
There is no barrier for the publication of the final gazette (notification) of the ninth wage board, which sets out the salary structure of journalists and employees of newspapers. The Appellate Division adjourned the stay of the High Court order for eight weeks.
A four-judge bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after hearing the petition filed by the state.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Deputy Attorney General Biswajit Debnath and Amit Talukder were present for the state while Senior advocate AF Hassan Arif and Md. Yusuf Ali stood on behalf of the writ.
Earlier on August 8, the High Court issued a two-month stay on the publication of the final gazette of the ninth wage board, which is set to pay the salaries of journalists and officials involved with newspapers.
The high court bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hasan and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order.
Later, the petitioner appealed to the Appellate Division to stay the order.
On August 4, Motiur Rahman, the editor of Prothom Alo and president of Newspapers Owners Association (NOAB) filed the writ on behalf of the newspaper owners’ association.
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