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Hi All,
Please let me know whether May 1st should be declared as a compulsory Holiday for all companies. or whether it can be a discretion of the management to exclude it from list of holidays?
Padma Priya. P
17th December 2007 From India
Dear Priya
As per National and festival holidays act, the following national holidays has to be declared as Holiday in any establishment.
1. Republic day ( 26 th Jan )
2. May day ( 1 st May )
3. Independence Day ( 15 th August )
4. Gandhi Jayanthi ( 2 nd October )
Any employer who contravenes the above, will be penalised as per Act.
HR Professional

17th December 2007 From India, New Delhi
Hi Padma
As per Tamil Nadu Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays) Act, 1958, May 1st is a National holiday for which the employees are entitled for holiday with pay.
Thanks & Regards
Kalyan R
Manager - Personnel
Sundaram-Clayton Ltd
Brakes Divison, Chennai.
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17th December 2007 From India, Madras
Dear Padma Yes, 1st May day is a mandatory holiday and to be included in your holiday list. L.Kumar
17th December 2007 From India, Madras
Ist May should be obereved as Holiday, this is the empoyees right to having holiday on that particular day.
17th December 2007 From Pakistan, Islamabad
I am from an International Call Centre.
Here we do not give indian holidays, we give employees US holidays...
So in this case is it still mandatory to give the employees, US holidays + indian holidays?
Best Regards,
17th December 2007 From India, Mumbai
Hi Dsouza,
That depends from company to company, some companies give indian holidays and some give holidays according to usa, but that also depends on the employment contract signed between an enmployee and employer, it mentions whether usa or indian holidays will be given.
Fahd Khan Sherani
20th December 2007 From Pakistan, Karachi
as per tamil nadu industrial establihment(National and Festival holidays )
act 01 may be icluded in list of holidays,which will be applicable in Tamil Nadu.As per national festival and holidays act 01 may is not national holiday and it is not compulsory to add this is list of holidays.
however national holidays are fix ie 26 jan,15 aug and 02 oct but festival holidays including 01 may is to be decided by the management with the concurrence of workers.

2nd January 2011 From India, Delhi
If employees working for USA/UK shifts and they follow USA/UK holidays.. Example if they work on 1st May 2017.
Is there any approval forms by Karanataka Labour Office. Where we need to submit letter and get sign from Labour Office. as our employees works for USA/UK and they will follow USA/UK Holidays.
Please let me know if any form where i can get sign from Karnataka Labour office.
29th April 2017
If anyone are not following Our national holidays then they need to avail approvals form the concerned ALC @ Karmika bhavana
29th April 2017 From India, Bangalore
Hi Thank you, But is there any form where can fill it and submit to ALC @ Karmika Bhavana. Thanks
29th April 2017
Hi, Thanks, Is there any form where i need to fill it and get approval from ALC @ Karmika Bhavan. Please let me know.
29th April 2017
Is there any reference law related to compulsory holiday for 1st May in Gujarat???
1st May 2017 From India, Ankleshwar
We too do not have holiday for May 1st. It was told that only laborers who work for Factory will be entitled for holiday. PF office, ISRO, post office are all working today. Hence not entitled.
Any idea how holiday is declared and how it is considered?
1st May 2017 From India, Bengaluru
Hi Friends,
With reference to above wordings the corporate employees of Tata are also working on labour day ie on 1st May.
Need clarity on applicability part.
17th April 2018 From India, Mumbai
Is 1st of May (Labour Day) a mandatory holiday for all indian states ?
29th April 2019 From United States, Pasadena
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