Government told the Lok Sabha on Monday that no communication regarding implementation of the recommendations of the Majithia Wage Boards for journalists and non-journalists has been received from any of the states so far.

“It is not possible at this stage to indicate the time by which the recommendations of the Wage Boards are likely to be implemented,” Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said in a written reply to Manohar Tirkey.

He also said that no stay order has been given by the Supreme Court regarding implementation of the recommendations which were notified in November last year.

Mr. Kharge said the primary responsibility for the implementation of the recommendations lay with the state governments and union territories.

He said the government notified the recommendations on November 11, 2011 subject to the outcome of the writ petition in the matter of ABP Pvt. Ltd & ANR vs. Union of India & others.

The state governments and union territories have been requested repeatedly to create special cells to oversee the progress of the implementation, constitute tripartite monitoring committee and gear up the enforcement machinery to ensure speedy and prompt implementation of the wage boards recommendations.

In order to monitor the implementation of the notification, a Central Level Monitoring Committee has also been set up, the minister said.

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