The Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday revoked its notification relaxing certain labour law regulations concerning working hours, rest periods and overtime.
Chief Secretary to the State informed that the notification stands withdrawn vide an order dated May 15, 2020.
On May 8, 2020, the UP Government had issued a notification relaxing the provisions relating to working hours, overtime, intervals for rest, etc. as stipulated under Sections 51, 54, 56 and 59 of the Factories Act, until July 19, 2020.
As per that notification, Factories were permitted to employ their labour/ workers for 12 hours a day, instead of 8 hours as stipulated under the Act.
Assailing the same, the UP Worker's Front, through Advocates Pranjal Shukla and Vinayak Mitthal had moved the High Court, stating that the same violates Constitutional values. The matter was heard by the bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma, which issued notice to the Government and posted the matter for consideration on May 18.