Govt wants to announce 9th wage board: Quader
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has assured that the 9th wage board award for journalists would be announced soon.
'We don't want to keep the issue of 9th wage board hang on. New wage board for journalists will be announced soon after discussion with the Prime Minister," he said.
Obaidul Quader, also convener of the cabinet committee on 9th wage board for journalists and employees of newspapers and news agencies, came up with the assurance after a meeting on Sunday.
The committee held the meeting with the wage board formulation committee and different journalists organisations at the conference room of Information Ministry at the Secretariat. Road Transport and Bridged Minister Obaidul Quader chaired thee meeting.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Humayun, State Minister for Information Dr Murad Hasan and State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid Hasan were present.
Among the journalists leaders, Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Mollah Jalal, Shaban Mahmud and Sohel Haider Chowdhury attended.
UNB adds : Replying to a question over the inclusion of electronic media in the wage board, Quader said, "The wage board is only meant for print media and there's no scope to include the electronic media in it suddenly."
But the issue is under consideration of the Information Ministry, he added.