THE WORKING JOURNALISTS (FIXATION OF RATES OF WAGES) ACT, 1958
ACT NO. 29 OF 1958 1*
[16th September, 1958.]
An Act to provide for the fixation of rates of wages in respect of
working journalists and for matters connected therewith.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Ninth Year of the Republic of
India as follows:--
1. Short title.- This Act may be called the Working Journalists
(Fixation of Rates of Wages) Act, 1958.
2. Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise
(a) "Committee" means the Committee constituted under
(b) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this
(c) "Wage Board" means the Wage Board constituted under the
working Journalists Act by notification No. S.R.O. 1075
of the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour,
dated the 2nd May, 1956;
(d) "Wage Board decision" means the decisions of the Wage
Board published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary,
Part II, Section 3, dated the 11th May, 1957;
(e) "Wages" means wages as defined in the Industrial
Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947);
(f) "Working Journalists Act" means the Working Journalists
(Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions
Act, 1955 (45 of 1955);
(g) words and expressions used but not defined in this Act,
and defined in the Working Journalists Act, shall have
the meanings respectively assigned to them in that Act.
Constitution of Committee.
3. Constitution of Committee.- (1) For the purpose of enabling the