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
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Last Updated at May 25, 2020 20:00 IST
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 Hence, the order has been withdrawn,” Rajasthan Principal Secretary (Labour) Niraj Kumar Pawan told Business Standard over phone. The decision was withdrawn on Sunday.testing.. we are here....
He said the situation was different when the order was first introduced for a period of three months as only limited workers were allowed to work in shifts. “We have withdrawn the notification in about a month,” Pawan said.
"We welcome the decision of the Rajasthan government...All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) would urge the other state governments to follow suit and withdraw all the changes being effected during the Covid-19 lockdown period," said AITUC general-secretary Amarjeet Kaur.
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First Published: Mon, May 25 2020. 16:58 IST