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Chapter-5

Chapter-5 Retirement and Retrenchment of Positions
21. Retirement :

(1) The Manager may give retirement to a working journalist who has completed a continuous period of service of 25 years as a working jounalist before or after the commencement of this Act.
(2) A working journalist may take voluntary retirement from the service of a communication enterprise by giving an advance notice of Three months to the Manager.
22. Retrenchment of positions :

(1) If a communication enterprise’s income goes down or the Manager wishes to operate the communication
enterprise by reducing investment, the Manager may retrench the positions in that proportion and operate the communication enterprise accordingly.
Provided that, in so retrenching positions and giving retirement to working journalists from the service of communication enterprise, retirement shall be given by retrenching in a manner that those who have
been appointed at the latest, out of the working journalists who have completed a continuous service period of One year in the similar type of work, shall be retrenched first.
(2) If retrenchment of positions is to be made pursuant to Sub- section (1), the Manager shall give a notice, accompanied by the reason for retrenchment, to the Press Registrar and the concerned working
journalist in advance of Three months.
(3) Once the retrenchment of positions is made pursuant to Sub- section (1), no position may be created again or no working journalist  may be appointed on contract within one Year.
(4) If any Manager appoints any person as a working journalist within that period in contravention of Sub-section (3), a working journalist who has been subject to retrenchment of positions previously  may make an application to the concerned Manager for appointment to the communication enterprise. The concerned Manager shall appoint
such a working journalist in accordance with application so made.
(5) If the Manager does not make appointment pursuant to Sub- section (4), such a person may make a complaint to the Press Registrar.
(6) If the complaint made pursuant to Sub-section (5) is found reasonable, the Press Registrar may give an order to the concerned Manager to appoint the applicant. If any such order is made by the Press Registrar, the concerned Manager shall re-appoint such a person as a working journalist.
(7) A person who is not satisfied with an order made by the Press Registrar pursuant to Sub-section (6) may make an appeal to the concerned Court of Appeal within Thirty Five days.
23. Power to close communication enterprise : (1) If the Manager intends to close a communication enterprise run by him or her for any reason, the Manager shall give a notice thereof to the Press Registrar and the concerned working journalists in advance of Three months.
(2) If working journalists are to be ipso facto retired because of the closure of the communication enterprise pursuant to Sub-section (1) or are to be retired because of the retrenchment of positions pursuant to
Section 22, the Manager shall give facilities as prescribed to the concerned working journalists.
24. Complaint may be made : (1) If any working journalist does not get any facility to which he or she is entitled pursuant to this Act from a communication enterprise or any working journalist is aggrieved from
the default of the Manager on doing any act as required by this Act or the Rules framed under this Act, such a working journalist may make a complaint to the Press Registrar 18 within Thirty Five days.
(2) If the complaint made pursuant to Sub-section (1) is found reasonable, the prescribed committee shall cause the concerned communication enterprise to give any facility or amount or do other act as claimed by the claimant and may fine such a Manager with a sum ranging from One Thousand Rupees to Two Thousand Rupees if it
appears that the Manager has deliberately omitted to give the amount or facility required to be given or to do the act required to be done.
(3) A person who is aggrieved from a decision made by the prescribed committee pursuant to Sub-section (2) may make an appeal to the concerned Court of Appeal within Thirty Five days.

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