The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted for final hearing on July 9, a batch of petitions filed by newspaper managements challenging the Justice Majithia wage board recommendations for journalists and non-journalists.

A Bench of Justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Desai started hearing the matter from February 5 and it went on for more than two weeks, but the final hearing could not be concluded as Justice Alam, who was presiding over the ‘Forest Bench’, took up certain important matters in March.

During the resumed hearing on Tuesday, Justice Alam, who is retiring on April 18, told counsel for the parties that he would not be able to take up the matter. The Bench posted the matter for fresh hearing on July 9 by another Bench to be finalised by the Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir.

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