The State of Gujarat is still battling an outbreak of "Coronavirus" pandemic, the Government of Gujarat has decided to extend the said time limit for providing certain relaxations for industrial and commercial activities till l 91h October 2020;
NOW, THEREFORE, in the exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Factories Act, 1948 (LXIII of 1948), the Government of Gujarat hereby directs that all the factories registered under the Factories Act, 1948 shall be exempted from various provisions relating to weekly hours, daily hours, intervals for rest, etc. of adult workers under section 51, section 54, section 55 and section 56 with the following conditions from 20th July till 19th October 2020,-
(1) No adult worker shall be allowed or required to work in a factory for more than twelve hours in any day and Seventy -two hours in any week.
(2) The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed six hours and that no worker shall work for more than six hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least half an hour.
(3) No Female workers shall be allowed or required to work in a factory between 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
(4) Wages shall be in a proportion of the existing wages. (e.g. If wages for eight hours are 100 Rupees, then proportionate wages for twelve hours will be 150 Rupees).
Notification: Factory Act 20th July 2020-Working Hours amendment