This Act provides for the grant of national and festival holidays to persons employed in industrial establishments in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The minimum number of holidays provided as per the Act is 8 days in a calendar year.
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (1) & (2) of Section 13 of the Andhra Pradesh Factories and Establishments (National, Festival and other Holidays) Act, 1974 (Act XXXII of 1974), the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following rules :-
1. Short title :- These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh Factories and Establishments (National, Festival and other Holidays) Rules, 1974.
2. Definitions :- In the rules, unless the context otherwise requires-
(a) “Act” means the Andhra Pradesh Factories and Establishments (National, Festival and other Holidays) Act, 1974 ;
(b) “Form” means a form appended to these rules ;
(c) “Section” means a section of the Act.
3. Notification of Festival Holidays :-
(a) The Deputy Commissioner of Labour, may in their respective jurisdiction notify the five festival holidays (other than the 26th January, the 15th August and the 2nd October), each of one whole day in each calendar year, in consultation with the organizations of employers and employees :
Provided that if a majority of employees or a union of employees in any factory or establishment desires to have 1st May as one of five holidays aforesaid in that factory or establishment, the employees, or the Union of employees of the factory or establishment shall represent their/its desire in writing to the Deputy Commissioner of Labour of the area before the end of November of each year.
b) The Deputy Commissioner of Labour shall consider the aforesaid representation and shall notify the five holidays by 10th December of each year.
The Andhra Pradesh Factories and Establishments (National, Festival and Other Holidays) Rules, 1974 extends to the entire state of Andhra Pradesh.
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