4-Day Work Week For 50 Lakh Central Govt Employees? Not Possible, Says Labor Ministry
Government’s Clear Stance
On Wednesday, during the Lok Sabha session, the Union Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar has denied any such move on the government’s part.
While talking on the subject, he mentioned that there is no such plan to introduce a four-day workweek system for central government offices.
He said, “Presently, there is no such proposal to introduce four days a week or 40 hours a week for Central Government officials,”.
They informed the Parliament that the Centre has no plan to introduce four days a week or 40 working hours a week system for central government offices.
“The working days/ Holiday/ working hours in administrative offices of the Central Government of India are recommended by the respective Central Pay Commissions. Based on the fourth pay commission recommendation, five days a week and eight and half hours working per day in civil administrative offices of the Government of India was introduced,” said the minister.
Further mentioning that the 7th Central pay Commission has recommended that the status quo may be maintained.
Prior to this, the Centre had introduced a five-day workweek based on the fourth pay commission’s recommendations.
According to this, the main goal behind it was to give more leisure time to the employees which leads to better work-life balance and also improves their efficiency.