Women allowed to work in night shifts in Maha factories

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday has made changes to its Factories Act 1948 that will allow women to work in night shifts in factories, and also give freedom to factories to decide on overtime for its workers without approaching the state for sanction.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that even the Bombay High Court had earlier said that the decision to bar women from doing night shifts was unconstitutional and biased. “While allowing companies to allow women  ..

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