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The Five-Day Working Week Withdrawn By Sikkim Government; Declared Holiday Only On 2nd, 4th Saturdays

Sikkim Government Declared Holiday on alternate saturdays
After coming to power in May last year, the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang vide notification dated May 28, 2019 had introduced a five-day working week for employees of the state government and public sector units to boost performance.

Modifying the May 28, 2019 notification, Chief Secretary SC Gupta on Monday (March 09, 2020) said that the change in holidays will take effect from April 01, 2020. 

The workers will get a holiday only on the second and the fourth Saturday.  Despite providing the employees' with holidays, it has resulted in poor performance. 

However, official sources stated that, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha government was not happy with the performance of its employees despite providing them with previous holidays'. 

The Chief Secretary S C Gupta on March 09, 2020 announced the decision. 


Author - Dyuti Pandya 


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