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Madhu.T.K
Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
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Hospitality Industry
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R.Bhuvaneshwari
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Dear Seniors,
We are a manufacturing company in Chakan, Pune, Maharashtra covered under Factories Act, Maharashtra Rules.
Is it complusory to declare Gandhi Jayanti as National Holiday ( as the Act or Rule does not speak about declaring any day as Complusory Holiday )
Thanks in advance.

From India, Pune
Factories Act does not speak about holidays but holidays are declared following the State Act, say, (Maharashtra) Industrial Establishment (National and Festival Holidays) Act under which Jan 26th, August 15th and Oct 2nd are National holidays. Also many State Acts have made May 1st (May Day) as national Holiday.
Regards,
Madhu.T.K

From India, Kannur
Dear members As far as I am aware, Maharashtra does not have National & Festival Holidays Act, therefore a Factory can chose not to declare October 02, as a holiday. Regards Preetam Deshpande
From India, Mumbai
That doesn't mean that you can work on a national holiday which is declared as such by the Govt. of India. It is right that in Maharashtra there is no legislation regulating holidays in factories (it is surprising also!) but the public holidays are to be observed as such and accordingly, you have to observe January 26th, August 15th and October 2nd as Holidays.
Madhu.T.K

From India, Kannur
Greetings of the day!
Adding further to the above raised query,
Is it compulsory to declare 2nd October be declared a holiday for an International BPO calling UK and US which is based out of Kolkata.
Thanks and regards
Bhuvaneshwari

From India, Kolkata
If you are working in India, then you are bound to follow the rules of India, whether you work for US or UK. Madhu.T.K
From India, Kannur
Dear all,
In Maharashtra 26th January, 15th August and 1st May are Compulsory Holidays.
Whereas under Shop and Establishment Act 2nd October is also Compulsory Holiday.
Manufacturing Units is Maharashtra need nor observe 2nd October as Holiday.
Hope this clarifies.
R M Chaubal
Sr. Manager HR

From India, Delhi
National Holidays should be declared as Compulsory Holidays, but sometimes its not viable to observe Holiday for all i.e. Hotels/restaurants 24x7, call centres etc so the company can pay extra to the employee who is working on such holidays
From India, Ahmadabad
National Holidays should be declared as Compulsory Holidays, but sometimes its not viable to observe Holiday for all i.e. Hotels/restaurants Cinema, Hospitals and all other public service related organisation, 24x7, call centres etc so the company can pay extra to the employee who is working on such holidays, How can you make obligations against the order of Government of India, All thses four National Holidays are declared by the Government of India.
From India, Mumbai
Engaging employees on a national holiday on payment of double the rate of wages is another issue. The issue raised here is whether Gandhi Jayandhi day should be a closed holiday for Factories and since the Factories Act does not have a specific provision about it and in Maharashtra there is no Act which regulates holidays for industrial establishments unlike Kerala Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays) Act or Karnataka......Act.

Even calling the employees on national holidays shall only be done by issuing notice in the prescribed form and informing the appropriate authority of such engagement on a national holiday in advance and no hotel or IT firm can engage workers without such notice. It is true that hotels and other establishments have obtained permission to work for 24X7 hours but that does not mean that they need not observe holidays or the workers shall be denied holidays. The flexibility with regard to timing is granted on certain conditions and we should go through the conditions attached to such permissions before declaring that we can work on national holidays.

Regards,

Madhu.T.K

From India, Kannur

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