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.
Maharashtra government has approved 5 day week for state government employees. The decision was taken in Maharashtra cabinet meeting today and will be applicable from February 29. Maharashtra Government employees presently get second and fourth Saturdays off every month.
— ANI (@ANI) February 12, 2020
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.
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.