Leave and Working Hours Policy in Jharkhand

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Previously Jharkhand was part of Bihar State. Jharkhand State was created as a separate state on 15 November 2000. The Government of Jharkhand has adopted the act “The Bihar Shops And Establishment Act, 1953” for the Company/Organization situated under its state. Later, it came to be known as “The Jharkhand Shops and Establishment Rules, 2001”.

Leave for Shops & Establishments – Jharkhand
Type Of LeaveLeave EntitlementMax Carry Forward DaysSource
Sick Leave12 days (full-pay every year)Not ApplicableChapter IV of “The Bihar Shops And Establishments Act, 1953”
Casual Leave12 days (half-pay every year)Not Applicable
Earned / Privilege Leave18 days (after 240 days of continuous service)45 Days
Working Hours for Shops & Establishments – JharkhandSource
Normal Working Hours9 hours on any day and 48 hours on any week.Chapter II and V of “The Bihar Shops And Establishments Act, 1953”
Interval For RestAfter 5 hours of work, the interval of rest of at least half an hour.
Maximum Over Time Hours1 hour on any day, 54 hours on any week and 150 hours in a year.
Spread over Hours12 hours on any day
Rate of OT WagesTwice the ordinary rate of wages.

The Bihar Shops And Establishments Act, 1953

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