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Rajasthan govt withdraws order increasing daily working limit to 12 hours

Congress-ruled Rajasthan was the first state to increase the working hour limit to 12 hours from 8 hours through an order issued on April 11

labour Law | lockdown should be expected in order to prevent a second | Rajasthan govt

The Rajasthan government has withdran an order issued last month to temporarily increase the daily working period in manufacturing units from 8 to 12 hours, becoming the second state after Uttar Pradesh to drop such a decision. “The shortage of workers is no longer a concern with the revised lockdown guidelines by the Central government. Companies are no longer bound to cap workers in factories and many units have opened up in Rajasthan.

There are no restrictions on the movement of workers, too. Hence, the order has been withdrawn,” Rajasthan Principal Secretary (Labour) ...

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First Published: Mon, May 25 2020. 16:58 IST