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Karnataka Allows Shops, Other Businesses To Remain Open 24×7



No worker needs to be made to work greater than ten hours a day, authorities mentioned (File)


All outlets and business institutions using ten or extra folks in Karnataka at the moment are allowed to function on a 24×7 foundation on all days of the yr, the state authorities mentioned on Saturday. The transfer is geared toward producing employment and accelerating financial progress.

The state authorities in a round mentioned no worker needs to be made to work greater than ten hours a day.

“All employers shall not require or allow any person employed to work therein for more than eight hours in any day and forty-eight hours in any week and the period of work including overtime shall not exceed ten hours in any day,” the federal government order mentioned.

All staff are entitled to no less than one week-off, the federal government mentioned. It added that if an worker is made to work past eight hours in a day, she should be paid an time beyond regulation allowance.


Women staff shall not be allowed to work past 8.00 PM on any day in regular circumstances.

“Provided that an employer after obtaining written consent from a women employee may allow her to work between 8.00 PM and 6 AM subject to providing adequate protection to her dignity, honour and safety,” the federal government mentioned.

The new system shall be relevant for the subsequent three years, the state authorities added.

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