Udayavni Special

Labour Min proposes 12 hr workdays in draft rules for OSH Code


PTI, Nov 20, 2020, 8:21 PM IST

New Delhi: The Labour Ministry has proposed maximum 12 working hours in a day inclusive of intervals under the draft rules on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code 2020 passed earlier this year by Parliament.

However, the weekly working hours limit has been fixed at 48 hours (six days X eight hours, with one weekly off) under the draft rules notified on November 19, 2020.

This has drawn flak from many corners because the OSH Code passed by Parliament provides for a maximum of eight working hours in a day.

“This has been done keeping in mind the extreme climatic conditions across the country where work schedule is spread through the day. Besides this will allow workers to earn more through overtime allowance,” a senior labour ministry official said.

The official further said,”We have made necessary provision in the draft rules so that all workers working beyond eight hours get overtime.”

As per draft rules on OSH Code, in calculating overtime on any day, a fraction of an hour between 15-30 minutes shall be counted as 30 minutes. At present, less than 30 minutes is not counted as overtime in the existing legal framework.

The draft rules say: “No worker shall be required or allowed to work in an establishment for more than 48 hours in any week. The period of work of a worker shall be so arranged that inclusive of his intervals for rest, shall not spread over for more than twelve hours in a day.”

As per the draft, no worker will work for more than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least half an hour.

Rules also provide that the working hours in a day can be modified subject to weekly cap of 48 hours.

The OSH Code as passed by Parliament says: “No worker shall be required or allowed to work, in any establishment or class of establishment for more than eight hours in a day and the period of work in each day under clause (a) (eight hours) shall be so fixed, as not to exceed such hours, with such intervals and spread overs, as may be notified by the appropriate Government.”

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Australia demands apology from China for tweeting ‘falsified’, ‘repugnant’ image on war crimes

Karnataka gram panchayat polls dates announced

Using water cannons on farmers amid cold wave cruel: Shiv Sena

COVID-19 tally in India rises to 94.31 lakh with 38,772 fresh cases

MTB, Viswanath and Shankar demand Cabinet expansion before assembly session

Volcano in eastern Indonesia erupts, thousands evacuated

Santosh suicide attempt case: Don’t play politics at expense of someone’s life, Nalin to DKShi



Related Articles More

Using water cannons on farmers amid cold wave cruel: Shiv Sena

Environment Minister of Delhi Gopal Rai discharged from hospital

Farmers’ protest enters fifth day, traffic disrupted in Delhi

COVID-19 tally in India rises to 94.31 lakh with 38,772 fresh cases

PM condoles death of BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari

MUST WATCH

Meet the man with the largest collections of Newspapers | Umesh Rao Ekkar Mangalore

Mangalore: Woman rescues a cat from 30 feet deep well | Ranjini Shetty | Udayavani

CM and central leadership will take final call on Cabinet expansion: Ashwath Narayan

Assorted flowers, fruits, and vegetables are grown in the terrace garden

Celebrating 25 Years of Laveena Masala | Since 1996 | Udayavani

Latest Additions

Fact Check: Is Modi Govt distributing free Laptops to Students?

Australia demands apology from China for tweeting ‘falsified’, ‘repugnant’ image on war crimes

Investigators search doctor’s office, probing Maradona death

Lunar Eclipse 2020: Everything you need to know

Plastic pollution from fishing nets threatening Ganges wildlife, study finds

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.