The Supreme Court on Monday fixed Tuesday for passing an order on publication of gazette notification on the 9th wage board for journalists.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Mohammad Syed Mahmud Hossain fixed the date after hearing on a government petition.Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the government while advocate AF Hasan Arif stood for Newspaper Owners Association of Bangladesh (Noab).
Earlier on August 14, the Chamber Judge fixed August 19 for the hearing an appeal by the state seeking a stay on the High Court Division order to maintain a status-quo for two months on publication of gazette notification of the ninth wage board for journalists.
The bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Mohammad Ali issued the status-quo on Aug 6 after hearing a petition filed by Matiur Rahman, president of Noab on Aug 5.
Last month, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said a gazette will be published after the Cabinet approves recommendations for implementing the 9th wage board.