5-Day Working Week For All Govt Employees In This State: Check Full Details

5-Day Working Week For All Govt Employees In This State: Check Full Details
5-Day Working Week For All Govt Employees In This State: Check Full Details

The government of the state of Chhattisgarh has announced that all the state government employees will be working only for five days every week now. 

The new announcement was made on the occasion of the country’s 73rd Republic Day.

Chhattisgarh State Government Employees To Work Five Days A Week

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced through a tweet that the government’s employees will now have a five day working week only.

His tweet says, “In a bid to increase efficiency and productivity of government employees, Chhattisgarh government is implementing five-day working week. State government’s contribution in a pension scheme will also be increased from 10 per cent to 14 per cent.”

State-owned LIC will also have five working days starting from May 10 since Saturdays have been declared as a holiday for the insurer.

According to a notification issued by the central government on April 15, 2021, all policyholders and other stakeholders are notified that, from  May 10, all LIC offices will operate from Monday to Friday, as stated in a public notice.

Additionally, the Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra announced previously that the Government is working on a new labour code, which will allow a four-day working week with longer work hours/day.

The weekly limit under the new code will continue to remain 48 hours, however employers will be allowed to deploy their employees flexible work hours, depending upon the number of active days in the week.

Sikkim, Maharashtra Government Employees To Also have 5 Day Working Week

Sikkim became the first state in India to introduce 5-day working week for all State Govt. employees. 

Maharashtra was the 2nd Indian state to announce 5-days working week for all Govt. employees. There are 20 lakh Govt employees working for Govt of Maharashtra, and this new working regime will be applicable for all these employees, which also includes officers.

These 20 lakh employees are part of government, semi-government and local bodies in Maharashtra.

This decision was finalized after a high-level Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray concluded.

In the beginning of January, as the number of COVID-19 cases has shown a massive increase due to the Omicron variant, bank unions had also asked for a five-day working week for banking operations.

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