MP govt to hold fresh meetings to discuss Majithia Wage Board

 Another round of meeting will take place between officials concerned and media house owners to ensure that the Majithia Wage Board's recommendation for journalists and non-journalists were implemented in toto across the state, Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday said.

Bhopal: Another round of meeting will take place between officials concerned and media house owners to ensure that the Majithia Wage Board's recommendation for journalists and non-journalists were implemented in toto across the state, Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday said.

"We are going to hold another round of meeting with media houses to ensure implementation of Majithia Wage Board's recommendations," State Labour Minister Antar Singh Arya told reporters here.

To a query, he said that earlier a meeting of media houses and officials has already taken place in which owners were asked to implement the Majithia Board's recommendation.

"We have already passed orders to ensure that Supreme Court's directives in connection with Majithia Board's recommendations were endorsed," he said.

Majithia Wage Board was constituted by the Labour Ministry in 2007, the sixth wage board constituted to review pay structure of working journalists and non-journalists newspaper employees.

The Board had announced an ad hoc interim relief of 30 per cent of basic pay with effect from January 2008.

The Board, headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam had submitted its final recommendations on December 31, 2010, which were notified by the Centre with certain modifications, a year later on November 11, 2011.

Arya, who is also Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Minister, said that the Haj pilgrims of the state will not face accommodation problem next year as a Haj house was coming up here.

Seventy per cent of the Haj house has been built and the entire work would be completed shortly, he added.

Replying to a question, he said 10 child labourers have been rescued in last 21 months in the state.

He said that the rate of accident in industries which was 1.05 per thousand workers in 2012 has gone down to 0.62 per thousand workers in 2013, following effective inspections of workplaces.