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Maharashtra Government Employees to Work 5-days a Week from February 29

Prior to this decision, the Maharashtra government employees had to work 6 days a week with second and fourth Saturdays off. This was when the central government employees already have a 5 day working format in effect. The decision, brings smile on the face of the state government employees, with the fear that the government may increase the number of working hours required in a day.

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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, 5 day working for Maharashtra government employees, February 29 onwards 5 day working for government employees
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray

The Maharashtra state government led by Shiv Sena scion, Uddhav Thackeray, has made a historic decision in favour of the state government employees, to make it’s working day format constrain to just 5 day a week. The decision was taken by the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray led cabinet ministry after the cabinet meeting concluded on Wednesday, February 12.

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Prior to this decision, the Maharashtra government employees had to work 6 days a week with second and fourth Saturdays off. This was when the central government employees already have a 5 day working format in effect. The decision, brings smile on the face of the state government employees, with the fear that the government may increase the number of working hours required in a day.

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As per speculations, the Maharashtra government may increase the current working hours of 8 hours per day to 9 hours per day. Where, the employees had to begin their work from 10 am everyday, they may be required to start from 9 am, which is just a speculation and there is nothing coming out officially from any government official.

So, this piece of news of increase in the working hours need to be taken with a pinch of salt. The new system of 5 day working-week format will take effect from February 29, the statement from government stated.

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