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Section 5 -Weekly Holidays Act,1942

Weekly Holidays Act,1942

5. Additional half day closing of holiday.

(1) The 1[State] Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, require in respect of shops or any specified class of shops that they shall be closed at such hour in the afternoon of one week-day in every week in addition to the day provided for by section 3 as may be fixed by the 1[State] Government, and in respect of theatres and restaurants or any specified class of either or both, that every person employed therein otherwise than in a confidential capacity or in a position of management shall be allowed in each week an additional holiday of one-half day commencing at such hour in the afternoon as may be fixed by the 1[State] Government.

(2) The 1[State] Government may, for the purposes of this section, fix different hours for different Shops or different classes of shops or for different areas or for different times of the year.

(3) The weekly day on which a shop is closed in pursuance of a requirement under sub-section (1) shall be specified by the shop-keeper in a notice permanently exhibited in a conspicuous place in the shop and shall not be altered by the shop-keeper more than once in three months.

COMMENTS

The weekly day off has to be specified by the shop-keeper by a notice permanently exhibited in a conspicuous place in the shop, which is not to be changed by the shop-keeper more than once in three months.

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