Bhubaneswar, May 8 (Local Wire): The state government on Friday announced bringing relaxations in working hours rules to revive the affected industries during the lockdown period.
Sanjay Singh, Principal Secretary, Information and Public Relations Department said, “We have now relaxed the working hour rules of the government.
Earlier people were allowed to work for eight hours a day. Now under the relaxation, people can work for 12 hours a day and 72 hours a week,”
He however added that for the extra four hours, the employers need to pay overtime to their employees.
He also said that enterprises if otherwise allowed cannot force women employees to work from 7pm to 6am.
The official said that firms can operate during lockdown even in Red Zones with lesser staff.
He said, “Firms can work with 33 per cent of their employees but they should issue office order specifying those persons and the employees need to travel with their ID Cards and the office order for hassle free movement.”