The President gave his assent to 'Working Journalists and Other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions (Delhi Amendment) Act, 2015' on April 17, a gazette notification dated May 7 said.
The bill was passed by the Delhi Assembly on December 3. 2015.
If an employer who has been convicted for any offence under the Act repeats the crime, the punishment has been raised to an imprisonment which may extend to one year or a fine which may extend to Rs 10,000 or both. Earlier the punishment was only a fine which could extend up to Rs 500.
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