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Factories Allowed to Extend Work Up To 60 Hours a Week: Karnataka Government

Lawstreet Journal 27 May 2020 10:55pm

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Karnataka Government has given a green light to factories permitting them to ask workers to work up to 60 hours a week, up from the 48- hour weekly limit allowed under Factories Act, 1948. The order issued by Karnataka Government came on 22nd May 2020, which exempted factories in the state from the said provisions of weekly hours and daily hours under the Factories Act, 1948. 

The order mentioned that factories were now allowed the option to extend daily work hours to 10 and weekly work hours to 60. The given order will be effective immediately until 21st August 2020. The State further mentioned that provisions for overtime wages will continue to be applicable without any changes. 

The Factories Act, 1948 as amended by the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987, helps to establish national policies in India on workplace safety and health in factories and docks in India. It deals with numerous concerns relating to the safety, wellness, productivity, and well-being of people at work. The Act is governed by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in India by its Directorate-General for Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) and by State governments by their factory inspectors. The Directorate-General for Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) informs the central and state governments on the implementation of the Factories Act and the organization of factory inspection systems in the State. 

The act applies to any factory which uses power and employs 10 or more workers and, if it does not use power,… Continue Reading...

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