1. Uttarakhand government’s Muslim employees to get 90 minute break for Friday prayers: Official sources

Uttarakhand government’s Muslim employees to get 90 minute break for Friday prayers: Official sources

Official sources from Uttarakhand have said that the government will now allow a special 90 minute break for all government employees from the Muslim community for their Friday special prayers.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: December 18, 2016 7:16 PM
Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat (PTI) Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat (PTI)

Official sources from Uttarakhand have said that the government will now allow a special 90 minute break for all government employees from the Muslim community for their Friday special prayers.

The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting on Saturday presided by Chief Minister (CM) Harish Rawat wherein it was decided that government employees at all levels will be given a special break from 12:30 PM till 2 PM on Fridays for the purpose of prayers.

With the state of Uttarakhand going to the polls next year whether it is a step forward towards minority appeasement or not is yet to be seen.

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The Congress government has also given the consent to get the detailed project report for metro rail which have been given to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

It was also decided in the meeting that a penalty of Rs 2- 2.5 crore will be charged for PG doctors for violating the bond period of 5 years with the state.

In the month of August former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal along with other BJP leaders like Anil Baluni

had charged Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi of complicity as Harish Rawat had introduced ‘Harda’ tax which they alleged have been imposed to recover the money spent in buying MLAs.

(With PTI inputs)

  1. Jyoti Mitra
    Dec 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm
    Consutionally you can only declare a holiday. This is a Sub holiday somehow. This is appeat. You don't need Hindu votes for performance & survival. As per prevailing judiciary this is a vague emphasis on modern work & labour reforms. This decision should be challenged in any of the courts. This is a consutional breach. Religion is being shown as an income scene. Someday these Indian Fools will say Jihad is a dividend :D
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    1. Sk Nasim Akhtar
      Dec 19, 2016 at 10:39 am
      Nicd
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      1. Sk Nasim Akhtar
        Dec 19, 2016 at 10:39 am
        Nice
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        1. Ramesh B Bhatia
          Dec 18, 2016 at 3:51 pm
          Allowing break during work will create big confusion? A railway Engine Driver ? a pilot? Those working on machines? or Cashier's in Bank or other places ? If there are few (1 or 2 or more ) may ask suitable place for prayer without disturbance etc? Water tap for Vazoo etc cleaning ? Why 90 minutes they can do during their lunch hours if they wish to go for prayers etc? Why special permission for this purpose? How many Muslim run business or factories or Shop keepers follow such system ? None ? So why Govt is creating such nuisance against Consution ? What about other Religions ? Govt run Dept are already criticized for late coming ( after opening time) and early going ( before closing time) and doing less work with so many holidays ?
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