National and Festival Holidays Matrix

It is intended to provide for National and Festival holidays to workers in Industrial establishments, Factories, shops, commercial esablisments, plantations, etc., Public holidays vis a vis National and Festival Holidays are being regualted under the Industrial Establishment (National and Festival holidays) Act and Rules there of in many states. However, in few states the same is being regulated under the shops and establishment Act of respective states.

What is National and Festival Holidays?

With the provision of paid holidays on National and Festival Holidays, the employees are encouraged to celebrate with due fervor and acknowledges of the importance of these days. This act serves as a powerful tool in ensuring that the rights and interests of workers are protected and upheld, contributing to the overall development and progress of the workforce in India. Employees have the right to receive paid leave for three national holidays and additional festival holidays as determined by the respective State Governments. It should be noted that the specific holidays may differ across states, which is a reflection of the rich cultural and regional diversity prevalent in India.

Eligible to pay wages on account of Festival holidays:

The wages to an employee on account of festival holidays shall be entitled if he bas been in the service under the employer for a total period of 30 days within a continuous period of 90 days immediately preceding such holiday (Which may vary from state to state)

Eligible to pay wages on account of National holidays:

The employee is eligible from the day one itself to avail wages on National Holidays.

What is the provision given in the Act if employees are engaged during national and festival holidays?

If the employees were engaged during the national and festival holidays, at his option, be entitled to (a) twice the wages; or (b) wages for such day and to avail himself of a substituted holiday with wages on any other day. (vary from state to state)

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