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Six-day working week mooted for Rajasthan government employees

Feedbacks from various employees have also been requested.

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March 24, 2018, 10:59 am

Rajasthan state secretariat

Jaipur: A six-day working week in the government offices of Rajasthan is likely to become a reality soon. This would be done to speed up the delivery of services to the public according to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. In the present scenario, these offices in the state have a concept of a five-day working week.

Meetings have been conducted by BJP leaders in order to discuss the ways to implement these changes. Feedbacks from various employees have also been requested and reportedly 40 of these have given a nod to the 6-day working week concept. The upcoming bypolls are extremely important for the ruling party. Such changes that would benefit the public should help the party make a positive impact in these bypolls.

During the meetings conducted by party leaders, it was highlighted that officials and ministerial staff posted in different districts do not come to office on time however they leave the offices early. This causes major inconvenience to people and delays their work. Many people have complained that in some government offices, officials are not available from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon and their work was severely hampered due to this. An added working day is expected to make a massive difference.

Presently the working hours are from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm from Monday to Friday meaning a total of 187 hours every month. Officials coming late and leaving early from offices has reduced the working hours as well. It is likely that the 6-day concept will have working hours from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm with a leave on every second Saturday of the month. The government is likely to announce the changes along with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission to ensure that objections to the 6-day week format are minimized as much as possible.

First published: October 10, 2017
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