State govt. employees to work only five days a week
To easen the burden of its employees, the Maharashtra government has announced five-day working week from February 29. The decision was taken at the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. There are over 20 lakh officers and employees in government, semi-government and local bodies in the state.
The Cabinet also decided that the state department for OBCs, SEBCs (socially and educationally backward classes), VJNTs (vimukt jati and nomadic tribes) and special backward classes will now be known as the ‘Bahujan Kalyan Department.’