Equal opportunties: Maharashtra govt gives nod to night shifts for women

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Mumbai, July 21: As part of the state government's "Make in Maharashtra" initiative, the state government is all set to officially allow women employees to work in night shift from 6 pm to 7 am so that they can provide opportunities to all employees to work in an additional or extended shift to make more money.

In an attempt to amend Factories Act 1948, a copy of the bill, was released by the government on Monday, July 20, which is likely to be tabled for approval in the state assembly. The move will pave way for the women employees, giving them equal opportunities to add more to the company benefits and production. [Mixed response to govt's move to allow women in night shifts]


Following amendment of the bill, it will not only benefit the industry to maximise production in cheap electricity compared to the peak hour electricity, "the chief inspector of the industry will have power to monitor the establishment and in case of breach of law, panel action will be taken," a source was quoted saying as to the TOI.

The amended bill will be specially focused and stressed on women safety during night shifts, on benefit of the workforce, beside economical and industrial growth.

In the light of the government decision to provide more work hour facility will not only provide equal opportunities but will also add more employment opportunities.

On Thursday, May 21, Maharashtra government's decision to make changes in the Factories Act, 1948, had evoked a mixed response from different sections of society.

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