SectionsParticulars
1Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Weekly Holidays Act, 1942. (2) It extends to the whole of India (3) It shall come into force in a State or in a specified area w...
2Definitions
In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, (a) "establishment" means a shop, restaurant or theatre; (b) "day" means a period o...
3Closing of shop
(1) Every shop shall remain entirely closed on one day of the week, which day shall be specified by the shop-keeper in a notice permanently exhibited in a con...
4Weekly holidays in shops, restaurants and theatres
Every person employed otherwise than in a confidential capacity or in a position of management in any shop, restaurant or theatre shall be allowed in each wee...
5Additional half-day closing of holiday
(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, require in respect of shops or any specified class of shop that they shall be closed at...
6No deduction or abatement to be made from wages
No deduction or abatement of the wages of any person employed in an establishment to which this Act applies shall be made on account of any day or part of a d...
7Inspectors
(1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint persons to be inspectors for the purposes of this Act within such local limits ...
8Powers of inspectors
(1) Subject to any rules made in this behalf by the State Government, an inspector may, within the local limits for which he is appointed, (a) enter and remai...
9Penalties
In the event of any contravention of the provisions of section 3 or section 4, of a requirement imposed by notification under sub-section (1) of section 5, or...
10Rules
(1) The State Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purpos...
11Power of exemption and suspension
The Central Government in respect of establishments under its control, and the State Government in respect of all other establishments within the State may, s...
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