All shops and commercial establishments employing ten or more people in Karnataka are now allowed to operate on a 24×7 basis on all days of the year, the state government said on Saturday. The move is aimed at generating employment and accelerating economic growth. The state government’s decision is aimed at generating employment and spurring Karnataka’s economy that has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. In an official release,

The state government in a circular said no employee should be made to work more than ten hours a day.

“All employers shall not require or allow any person employed to work therein for more than eight hours in any day and forty-eight hours in any week and the period of work including overtime shall not exceed ten hours in any day,” the government order said. Women employees shall not be allowed to work beyond 8.00 PM