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. THE FACTORIES ACT [Act No. 63 of 1948] As amended by the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987]      .
. CHAPTER VI, Working Hours of Adults .

55. Intervals for rest

88[(1)] 89[The periods of work]of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed five hours and that no worker shall work for more than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least half an hour.

90[(2) The State Government or, subject to the control of the State Government, the Chief Inspector, may,by written order and for reason specified therein, exempt any factory from the provisions of sub-section(1) so however that the total number of hours worked by a worker without a interval does not exceed six.]


88. Sec. 55 renumbered as sub-sec.(1) by Act 25 of 1954 89. Subs. for "The period" by Act 40 of 1949
90. Sub-sec.(2) of sec.55 added by Act 25 of 1954



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