The Ninth Newspaper Wage Board has announced its decision to award 45% dearness allowance to journalists, employees and workers of newspapers and news agencies.
According to an Information Ministry communiqué issued on Tuesday, the wage board reached the decision in the third meeting on March 21 awarding the dearness allowance with effect from March 1, 2018.
The board’s Chairman Justice Md Nizamul Haq, a retired Appellate Division judge, had presided over that meeting.
In a letter, the wage board asked the Information Ministry to take necessary action to implement the decision to award the dearness allowance against their basic salary.
The government on January 29 had formed the 13-member wage board for the journalists.