COVID 19 GUJARAT FACTORIES ACT RELAXATION:
Extension Of Working Hours For Factories In Gujarat
Government of Gujarat vide notification No.GHR/2020/92/FAC/142020/346/M3 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 20th July 2020 till 19th October 2020 subject to aforesaid conditions, (1) No Adult workers shall be allowed or required to work in the factory more than twelve hours in any day and seventy-two hours in any week (2) The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed six hours and that no workers shall work for more than six hours before he has had an interval for rest at least half an hour (3) No female workers shall be allowed or required to work in a factory between 7.00 PM to 6.00 AM (4) Wages shall be in a proportion of the existing wages. (e.g If Wages for eight hours are 100 Rupees, then proportionate wages for twelve hours will be 150 Rupees). Hence, employers having their factories in the state of Gujarat 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 wages
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