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Maharashtra decided to amend Factories Act, 1948 to allow women to work in night shifts

May 21, 2015 11:11 IST

State Government of Maharashtra on 20 May 2015 decided to make amend Section 66(1)(c) of the Factories Act, 1948, so that women employees can work in night shifts.

Section 66(1)(c) of the Factories Act, 1948 restricted women from working at a factory between 7 PM and 6 AM.

The decision was taken following demands from several labour union leaders and politicians to allow women to work post 7 pm. However, the factory managements will have to provide security to women working in night shifts.

With this decision, Maharashtra joined the league of selected states like Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh that allow women to work in night shifts or are in the process of doing so.

The other proposed changes to the Factories Act, 1948 include
• Workers to be eligible for paid leave after working for 90 days in a year instead of the existing 240 days or more.
• It would not be mandatory for workers to take the management's permission for overtime, the limit for which in three months will be increased to 115 hours from the current 75.

The decision of the state government to change the 67-year-old existing law will bring a much needed help for workers working in more than 14000 factories across the state.

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