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    Sikkim Withdraws 5-Day Working Week. All Deets Inside

    The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha government was not happy with the performance of its employees despite providing them holidays on Saturdays

    Prem Singh Tamang led Sikkim government has withdrawn the five-day working week system and declared that the government employees will get holidays only on second and fourth Saturdays.

    The new system will be effective from April 1st, 2020, according to a notification.

    Since last May, after the formation of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) government, all Saturdays were declared as government holidays wherein the government employees were enjoying two days (Sunday including) in a week as holidays.

    However, the SKM government was not happy with the performance of its employees despite providing them holidays on Saturdays.

    “Some government employees were found utilising the facility given in form of government holidays to gain unwanted advantages,” Sikkim Chief Minister Tamang had earlier said.

    Modifying the May 28th, 2019 notification, Chief Secretary S C Gupta on March 9th, 2020 said that with effect from April 1st, 2020, only the second and fourth Saturdays will be holidays for the government and PSU offices in Sikkim.

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