The state minister for information, Tarana Halim, sought cooperation of all news media in implementing the directive
The government has directed all the news media, including print media and news agencies, to provide dearness allowance to their staff, including journalists and other employees, under the Ninth Wage Board.
The Information Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday, directing the news media to pay 45% of the main salary of media staff and journalists as dearness allowance, reports UNB.
The notification said the order would come into effect from March 1 of this year.
The interim benefit would be adjusted with the salary structure later.
The state minister for information, Tarana Halim, sought cooperation of all news media in implementing the directive.
Besides, she said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will distribute financial aid to the journalists in financial hardship and to the families of dead and sick journalists at her office on September 19.
The aid would be provided from the government grants, Tarana said.