- Number of Working days per week for Industrial Unit for Industrial Employees and Regular Employees? please provide the copy of OM
As far as administrative offices under the Govt. are concerned, it is 5 working days a week. Ref - DoPT O.M. dt.21.05.1985 - Introduction of 5 day-week in the administrative offices of the Government of India. - No.13/4/85-JCA and 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.
Coming to the industrial units, it depends on its requirements. As per the Factories Act 1948, every adult (a person who has completed 18 years of age) cannot work for more than 48 hours in a week and not more than 9 hours in a day. According to Section 51 of the Act, the spread over should not exceed 10-1/2 hours. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 also specifies about the working hours under the rules 20 to 25 that the number of work hours in a day should not exceed 9 hours for an adult.