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    PRESS COUNCIL RULES

     
     
     

    Published in the Gazette of India
    Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i)
    Gazette Extraordinary
    Government of India
    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

     New Delhi-1, the 8 th February, 1979

       NOTIFICATION

     G.S.R. 286:  In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Press Council Act, 1978 (37 of 1978), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely: 

    1. Short Title: These rules may be called the Press Council Rules, 1979.
       
    1. Definitions:   In these rules:

    (a) "Act" means the Press Council Act, 1978.

    (b)  "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Council. 

    1. Conditions of service of the Chairman:

    (1)  The Headquarters of the Chairman shall be the same as that of the Council.

    (2)   The leave admissible to the Chairman shall be as admissible to Central Government Officers under the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972.

    (3)    (i) If a person belonging to a pensionable service is nominated as Chairman, he shall be entitled to pension and shall also subscribe to the General Provident Fund;

      (ii) If a retired person or any person other than a person belonging to a pensionable service, is nominated as Chairman he shall contribute to the Contributory Provident Fund from the date of such employment.  However, the Council's contribution, with interest, shall be credited after the completion of one year's service.

    (4)  The Chairman shall be entitled to travel by air on journeys performed in connection with the work of the Council or by rail by first class air-conditioned accommodation and shall be entitled to be paid travelling and daily allowance in accordance with the pay drawn by him.

    (5)  The Chairman shall be his own controlling officer for the purpose of traveling allowances.  

    (4) Allowances to be paid to members other than the Chairman: 1

    (1)   A Member of the Council, other than the Chairman shall on journeys performed in connection with the work of the Council be entitled to travel by air or by rail by first class air-conditioned accommodation by the shortest route and shall be entitled to reimbursement of single room rent and daily allowance at the following rates: - ....continued....

     
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