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Ninth wage board for journos soon: Minister

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Ninth wage board for journos soon: Minister
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud: File photo

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Monday said the ninth wage board will come into effect soon.

“We hope that the gazette of the ninth wage board will be published soon and then the ninth wage board will come into effect for the journalists,” the minister said this in a supplementary question placed by treasury bench lawmaker Morshed Alam of Noakhali-2 in the Jatiya Sangsad in Dhaka, reports BSS.

After the parliament elections on December 30, 2018, he said, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has formed a cabinet committee at the first cabinet meeting of the newly formed government with Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader as its head.

“We already have held meeting with the Law Ministry and meetings are underway with different stakeholders,” the minister told the JS with Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair.

Meanwhile, replying to another question placed by treasury bench lawmaker M Abdul Mannan of Bogra-1, the Information minister said the government has a plan to reopen a regional office of the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), the national news agency, in Bagura soon.

“We hope that we will able to resume a BSS branch office in Bagura soon,” the minister told the Jatiya Sangsad.

The minister said Bagura is an important place and the BSS had an office in the district earlier, adding that the concerned lawmaker had discussed with me on the issue and also gave a letter to this end.

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