Extension of Working Hours

Ministry of Labour & Employment

The preliminary draft rules under Code on Wages Act, 2019 have been uploaded on the website on 01-11-2019 seeking comments of all stakeholders including general public regarding various provisions of the Rules. In the proposed (Central) wage rules, there is provision of working day of nine hours of work and that working day shall be so arranged that inclusive of the interval of rest, if any, shall not spread over more than twelve hours on any day. This provision is as per the existing Section 24 of the Minimum Wage (Central) Rules, 1950.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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