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THE MANISANA SINGH WAGE BOARD: MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS

DA (Dearness Allowance)

Basic pay slabs Rate of Neutralization for determining Dearness Allowance payable over quarterly Regional Consumer Price index Number

Up to Rs. 5000 100% of basic pay
Between Rs 5001 and Rs. 7000 80% of basic pay or 100% of Rs 5000, whichever is higher
Between Rs. 7001 and Rs. 9501 60% of basic pay or 80% of Rs. 7000, whichever is higher
Between Rs. 9501 and Rs. 12500 45% of basic pay or 60% of Rs. 9500, whichever is higher
Above Rs. 12500 40% of basic pay or 45% of Rs. 12500, whichever is higher

Rates of House Allowance

Zones –>> A B C D
Class of Newspaper Establishment Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai State Capitals & Cities/Towns with Populations above 20 lakhs Cities/Towns with Population between 10 to 20 lakhs Cities/Towns with Population less than 10 lakhs

1B 30% 25% 20% 18%
1A 25% 20% 18% 15%
I 17% 15% 12% 9%
II 15% 13% 10% 8%
III 14% 11% 8% 7%
IV 13% 9% 7% 6%
V 12% 7% 6% 5%
Rs. Rs. Rs. Rs.
VI 150 125 100 100
VII 150 125 100 100
VIII 150 125 100 100
IX 150 125 100 100

Note: The rates of the House Rent Allowance mentioned above are subject to a minimum of Rs. 4500 per month or any group employees under any class of newspaper establishments in any zone.

Rates of City Compensatory Allowance per month

Zones –>> A B C D
Class of Newspaper Establishment Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai State Capitals & Cities/Towns with Populations above 20 lakhs Cities/Towns with Population between 10 to 20 lakhs Cities/Towns with Population less than 10 lakhs
(Amount in Rupees)
1B 260 200 140 110
1A 240 180 120 90
I 200 140 90 70
II 180 130 80 60
III 160 120 70 50
IV 140 100 60 40
V 120 80 50 30

VI 60 50 40 30
VII 60 50 40 30
VIII 60 50 40 30
IX 60 50 40 30
Rate of Night Shift Allowance

Class of Newpaper Establishment Rates per Night Shift (Rs.)
1B 40.00
1A 30.00
I 30.00
II 25.00
III 25.00
IV 20.00
V 20.00
VI 15.00
VII 15.00
VIII 10.00
IX 5.00

Note: The rates would be higher by 38% for night shift duty performed in access of 15 nights in a month.

LEAVE TRAVEL ALLOWANCE

Class Rates of Leave Travel Allowance

1B, 1A and 1 one month basic pay at the minimum of the scale of pay
II to IV Three weeks’ basic pay at the minimum of scale of pay
V 15 days’ basic pay at the minimum of scale of pay

Notes: LTA would be admissible once in a block of two years .Grant of LTA is subject to availability of leave and production of necessary document in proof of journey actually undertaken.

MEDICAL ALLOWANCE

Class Medical Allowance

1B and 1A Rs 500 per month per employee
I & II Rs 250 per month per employee
III & IV Rs 150 per month per employee
GROUPING OF WORKING JOURNALIST, classes 1 TO 4

Group I- Editor

Group IA- Executive Editor, Resident Editor, Associate Editor, Joint Editor, Deputy Editor

Group IB- Assistant Editor, Leader writer, Chief of News Bureau, News Editor, Special Correspondent.

Group 2- Deputy or Assistant News Editor, Chief Reporter, Chief Sub-Editor, Sports Editor, Commercial Editor, Film Editor, Magazine Editor, Cartoonist, Chief of Statical or Research Division, Chief News Photographer, Chief Librararian, Chief Index Assistant, Chief Calligraphist, Chief Artist, Principal Correspondents in the State Capitals accreditated to the State Government, Correspondent accreditated to Central Government other than Special Correspondent and other sectional or batch heads not placed in the higher category.

Group 2A – Deputy Chief Sub-Editor or Senior Sub-Editor, Deputy Chief Reporter or Senior Reporter, Senior Correspondent, Senior Calligraphist, Senior Artist, Senior Librarian, Senior Index Assistant and Senior Refernce Assistant.

Group 3 – Sub-Editor, Reporter, Correspondent, News Photographer, Calligraphist including Katibs, Artist, Librarian, Index Assistant, Chief Proof Reader.

Group 3A – Proof Reader including Advertisement Proof Reader and Planner.

Group 4 – All Working Journalists other than those mentioned under any other group unless placed higher by the establishment.

Note: 1) Any newspaper employee employed with any designation different from those enumerated in the schedules, but doing the same or similar job or same or similar nature of job, of any group in the schedule, shall be deemed to be a working journalists in that group. 2) All categories of Employees metioned in the schedule may or may not exist in every class of newspaper establishment.

Working Journalist

Wage scale

Class of EstablishmentGroup of EmployeesScale ( Basic-increment (in 7years)-Basic-Increment (in 7 years)- Basic – Increment (in 6 years) – Basic )Years(Rs 600 crores and above) IB1NO SCALE201ARs.
10540-475-13865-625-18240-820-23160201BRs. 9690-435-12735-575-16760-755-21290202Rs.
8945-405-11780-530-15490-695-19660202ARs. 7115-320-9355-420-12295-555-15525203Rs. 6440-290-7585-340-9965-450-12565203ARs. 5765-260-7585-340-9965-450-12565204Rs.
4995-225-6570-295-8635-390-1097520(Rs. 225 crores and above but less than Rs. 600 crores) 1A 1No Scale201ARs. 10210-355-12695-445-15810-555-19140201BRs. 9400-330-11710-410-14580-510-17640202Rs.
8685-305-10820-380-13480-470-16300202ARs. 6905-240-8585-300-10685-375-12935203Rs.
6250-220-7790-275-9715-340-11755203ARs. 5610-195-6975-245-8690-305-10520204Rs.
4860-170-6050-210-7520-265-811020Rs. 75 crores and above but less than Rs. 225 crores) I1No Scale
201ARs. 9630-335-11975-420-14915-520-18035 201BRs. 8795-310-10955-385-13660-48016540 202Rs.
8125-285-10120-355-12605-440-15245 202ARs. 6425-225-8000-280-9960-350-12060 203Rs.
5905-205-7340-255-9125-320-11045 203ARs. 5315-185-6610-230-8220-290-9960 204Rs. 4530-160-5650-200-7050-245-8520 20(Rs. 25 crores and above but less than Rs. 75 crores) II1No Scale 201ARs. 9335-235-10980-275-12905-325-14855 201BRs. 8415-210-9885-245-11600-290-13340 202Rs.
7760-195-9125-230-10735-270-12355 202ARs. 6085-150-7135-180-8395-210-9655 203Rs.
5695-140-6675-165-7830-195-9000 203ARs. 5045-125-5890-145-6905-175-7955 204Rs. 4350-110-5120-130-6030-150-6930 20(Rs. 11 crore and above but less than Rs. 25 crore) III1No Scale 201ARs.
8965-225-10540-265-12395-310-14255 201BRs. 7940-200-9340-235-10985-275-12635 202Rs.
7465-185-8760-220-10300-260-11860 202ARs. 5885-145-6900-175-8125-205-9355 203Rs.
5535-140-6515-165-7670-190-8810 203ARs. 4755-120-5595-140-6575-165-7565 204Rs.
4235-105-4970-125-5845-145-6715 20(Rs. 5.50 crore and above but less than Rs. 11 crore) IV1No Scale
201ARs. 8535-215-10040-250-11790-295-13560 201BRs. 7315-185-8610-215-10115-255-11645 202Rs. 6845-170-8035-200-9435-235-10845 202ARs. 5470-135-6415-160-7535-190-8675 203Rs.
5305-135-6415-160-7535-190-8675 203ARs. 4395-110-5165-130-6075-150-6975 204Rs.
4075-100-4775-120-5615-140-6455 20(Rs. 2. 50 crore and above but less than Rs. 5. 50 crore) V1No
Scale 201ARs. 7540-190-8870-220-10410-260-11970 201BRs. 7195-180-8455-210-9925-250-11425 202Rs.
6555-165-7710-195-9075-225-10425 202ARs. 5265-130-6175-155-7260-180-8340 203Rs.
5050-125-5925-150-6975-175-8025 203ARs. 4170-105-4905-125-5780-145-6650 204Rs.
3935-100-4635-115-5440-135-6250 20(Rs. 1. 25 crore and above but less than Rs. 2. 50 crore) VI1No
Scale 201ARs. 6285-125-7160-145-8175-165-9165 201BRs. 6070-120-6910-140-7890-160-8850 202Rs.
5460-110-6230-125-7105-140-7945 202ARs. 4865-95-5530-110-6300-125-7050 203Rs.
4505-90-5135-105-5870-115-6560 203ARs. 3795-75-4320-85-4915-100-5515 204Rs.
3620-70-4110-80-4670-95-5240 20(Rs. 60 lakhs and above but less than Rs. 1.25 crore) VII1No Scale
201ARs. 5570-110-6340-125-7215-145-8085 201BRs. 5395-110-6165-125-7040-140-7880 202Rs.
4995-100-5695-115-6500-130-7280 202ARs. 4295-85-4890-100-5590-110-6250 203Rs.
3745-75-4270-85-4865-95-5335203ARs. 3665-75-4190-85-4785-95-5355 204Rs. 3520-70-4010-80-4570-90-5110
20(Rs. 30 lakhs and above but less than Rs. 60 lakhs) VIII1No Scale 201BRs.
5065-100-5765-115-6570-130-7350 202Rs. 4745-95-5410-110-6180-125-6930 203Rs. 3350-70-4040-80-4600-90-5140 203ARs. 3530-70-4020-80-4580-90-5120 204Rs. 3315-65-3770-75-4295-85-4805 20(Less than Rs. 30 lakhs) IX1No Scale 201BRs. 4220-65-4675-70-5165-80-5645 202Rs.
3915-60-4335-65-4790-70-5210 203Rs. 3380-50-3730-55-4115-60-4475 203aRs. 3370-50-3650-55-4005-60-4365204Rs. 3110-45-3425-50-3775-55-4105 20