Imphal: The new BJP-led government’s five-day working week system (Monday to Friday) got implemented from today in every office under the Manipur government.
Also, the new school hours which will be followed by all government, aided and private schools across the state have also been implemented from today.
The first cabinet meeting of the BJP-led government which was installed with N Biren Singh as chief minister for the second consecutive term held on March 22 decided to implement the five-day working week for government offices, without affecting essential services.
While reducing the working days in a week, the cabinet further resolved to increase the working hours. Office will start at 9 am.
To sync with school timings and to enable proper home management as well as ease traffic congestion, school timings will also change with classes starting from 8 am.
The state government hopes that the new system would improve the output and productivity of government servants by providing much needed rest and rejuvenation on weekends. It further hopes that it will also enable adequate time for school children to productively use afternoon hours.
Accordingly, general administration department (GAD) had on March 26 issued an order fixing the working hours in government offices from 9 am to 5:30pm with lunch break from 1pm to 1.30pm for summer (March to October) and from 9am to 5pm for winter with lunch break from 1pm to 1.30 pm.
The same order of the GAD further fixed the school hours from 8 am with effect from today.
A notification issued by the state Education department on Thursday in line with the GAD order stated that the class hours for the pre-necessary will be from 8am till 10am while it will be 8 am to 12.30pm for primary (I-V).
The clash hours for the upper primary (VI-VIII) will be from 8 am to 1.15pm while it will be from 8am to 2.15pm for secondary and higher secondary (IX-XII).