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Released Date: 28th Apr, 2020


Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Uttarakhand

Government of Uttarakhand vide notification no.No./VII/20-91/2008-1 has exempted all factories registered under The Factories Act, 1948 in the state from the provision of Section 51 (Weekly Hour), Section 54 (Daily Hour), Section 55 (Interval Of Rest), Section 56 (Spread Hours) with effect from 21st April 2020 to 20th July 2020 subject to aforesaid conditions,(1) The Factories may function in two shifts at 11 hours each with one hour break between the said two shifts. Thereby allowing 3 hours of overtime for which the overtime wages shall be paid accordingly (2) The Workers engaged in the shifts as stated above shall not be engaged for more than 6 days in a week and the overtime shall be limited 18 hours per week (3) The notification shall be applicable only to the industrial establishments which have been allowed by the State Government/District Administration to function during the lockdown (4) The instruction issued by the State Government/District Administration regarding COVID-19 including social distancing, sanitisation, along with various safety provisions prescribed in the Factories Act shall be strictly followed. (5) The notification shall be valid for 3 months from the date of its publication. (6) Ministry of Home Affair (MHA) order no. 40-3/2020-DM-IA dated 15th April 2020 annexed with consolidated revised guidelines along with the National Directives for COVID-19 management and standard operating Procedures (SOP) for social distancing and hygiene measures to be followed by officer, workplace, factories and another establishment has to to be adhered to. Hence, employers having their factories in the state of Uttarakhand registered under the Act may avail the benefit of extended working hours allowed at their factories in adherence to the specific instruction issued hereinabove including payment of overtime wages

Effective Date: 28th Apr, 2020

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