Maharashtra govt reduces working days to five for employees from 29 Feb, renames dept for backward classes to Bahujan Kalyan Dept
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced five-day working week for its officers and employees from 29 February
Maharashtra govt employees will now work for five days a week from 29 February
The decision will impact over 20 lakh officers and employees in govt, semi-govt and local bodies in the state
The govt also changed name of department for backward classes to Bahujan Kalyan Department
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced five-day working week for its officers and employees from 29 February.
The decision was taken at the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray here.
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'.
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