In Punjab- Extension in working hours of factory workers by Department of Labour

Updated: May 17, 2020

Department of Labour, Government of Punjab has extend the working hours by relaxing certain provisions of Factories Act, 1948 for optimum utilization of labour in the factories which have been allowed to operate under the guidelines issued State of Punjab dated 18.04.2020 and Government of India dated 15.04.2020 by exercising the powers under Section 65 of the Factories Act, 1948.

Now, the total number of hours of work allowed in any day shall be maximum to 12 hours, instead of maximum of 9 hours provided under Section 54 of the Factories Act,1948.

Further, spreadover shall not exceed 13 hours in one day instead of a maximum of 10 and half hours provided under Section 56 of the Factories Act, 1948.

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