(Mumbai)5 -Day Work Week for Maha Govt Employees
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced five-day work week for its officers and employees beginning February 29 and extended the current work hours by 45 minutes.
It will also cut down expenses on fuel and electricity.
State employees have been demanding the five-day work week since the last many years.
The decision was taken at the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray here, which will benefit nearly 20 lakh officers and employees.
At present, the work hours of the government employees in Mumbai are from 9.45 am to 5.30 pm and from 10 am to 5.45 pm in the rest of Maharashtra including lunch time of 30 minutes.
The new work hours will be from 9.45 am to 6.15 pm including the lunch break for 30 minutes between 1 pm and 2 pm.
Apart from the Central government employees, the five-day week structure is currently in place for employees of Rajasthan, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal governments.
“Due to the five-day work week, the total work days in a year will be 264, while the working hours per month will be 176 and 2112 hours in a year
Maharashtra Gazetted Officers Association president G D Kulthe has hailed the five-day work decision.