DoPT O.M. dt.07.11.1986 - Office timings in the administrative offices with the increase of working hours on 4th CPC recommendations - No.13/11/86-JCA

No. 13/11/86-JCA
Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, the 7th Nov., 1986.
Subject:- Office timings in administrative offices with the increase of working hours on the basis of the recommendations of the 4th Pay Commission.
In the light of the 4th Pay Commission’s recommendation to the effect that the working hours of the office staff in Government of India should be increased keeping in view the need to maintain and improve the level of productivity and after considering the views of representatives of Central Government employees in this matter, Government has been decided to increase the working hours in the administrative offices of the Government of India from 37 hours per week to 40 hours per week by increasing daily working hours by 30 minutes.
2. Accordingly, the Central Government administrative offices in Delhi/New Delhi will observe with effect from 17.11.1986, the following timings, namely:
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(a) Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (with lunch break from 1.00 to 1.30 p.m.)
(b) All other offices of Govt. of India 9.30 a.m. to 6.30p.m. (with lunch break from 1.30 to 2.00 p.m.)
3. In so far as administrative offices outside Delhi/New Delhi are concerned, the Central Government employees Welfare Coordination Committee (where it exists) on the Heads of office (where such a Committee does not exist) would have the option to chose any time between 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. to start their offices, but observe 8 hours working day (inclusive of an obligatory half-an-hour lunch break) in consultation with the concerned Staff Side representatives. It is to be ensured that all the concerned Central Government offices located at one place should have same office timings.
4. Ministry of Finance etc., may inform immediately all the offices/organizations under their administrative control.
(Bata K. Dey)
Director (JCA)

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