Uttar Pradesh cancels extension of working hours in factory

The Government of Uttar Pradesh vide a notification dated 15th May 2020 has withdrawn an earlier Notification dated 8th May 2020. On 8th May 2020, the Government of Uttar Pradesh vide a notification no-13/2020/502/ XXXVI-03-2020- 30 (Sa.)/2020TC, had exempted Sections 51, 54, 55, 56, and 59 of the Factories Act 1948 within the state till 19-07-2020. The said Notification extended the working hours of adult worker to 12 hours in any day and 72 hours in any week and prescribed interval for half an hour after 6 hours of work.

This current notification has made the Notification dated 8th May 2020 inoperative, and from now the working hours and rest shall be as follows-

  1. Working Hours for adult worker shall be maximum 9 hours in any day and maximum 48 hours in any week.
  2. Working hours should not exceed 5 hours without minimum 30 Minutes interval.

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