It will be happy hours for the Manipur government employees from April 1, 2022, as the state government has declared a five-day working week (Monday to Friday) for all offices, agencies, bodies and public sector undertakings (PSU) under the state government, except vacation departments, with effect from April 1.
“The working hours from Monday to Friday for all offices, agencies, bodies and PSUs under the state government of Manipur will be from 9 am to 5.30 pm for summer (March to October). For winter (November to February), the working hours will be from 9 am to 5 pm,” stated a notification signed by the deputy secretary to the government of Manipur, Sunanda Thokchom.
“There will be a lunch break from 1 pm to 1.30 pm both in the summer and winter seasons,” the notification added,
“Further, school hours will start at 8 am in all state government/aided/private schools across the state from Monday to Saturday,” the notification stated.
“The Department of Education (Schools) will decide and fix the length of school hours separately for various levels. The departments dealing in essential services will work out a roster system for employees for non-working days to ensure non-disruption of essential services,” it added.
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Chief Minister N Biren Singh, while announcing his government’s 100 action points to be taken up during its first 100 days in office on Saturday, said the government will adopt a five-day week (i.e., Monday to Friday) to bring it in alignment with the central government offices.
It may be mentioned here that several countries have already implemented a five-day working week for all of their employees, irrespective of private or government sector, and this has boosted productivity by manifolds.
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