Five-day working week for Maharashtra govt employees from Feb 29
The decision was taken at the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced five-day working week for its officers and employees from February 29.
The decision was taken at the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai, PTI reported.
There are over 20 lakh officers and employees in government, semi-government and local bodies in the state.
The Cabinet also decided that the state department for OBCs, SEBCs (socially and educationally backward classes), VJNTs (vimukt jati and nomadic tribes) and special backward classes will now be known as the “Bahujan Kalyan Department”.
This comes as the State Government Gazetted Officers’ Organisation held a meeting with Thackeray on Tuesday to voice their various pending demands. One of the key demands was a five-day working week and holidays on all Saturdays and Sundays.