Mumbai: Maharashtra government's amended Factories Act, 1948, allowing women to work in factories in night shifts has received the Presidential approval.
"The President has approved the amendment to the Act," an official said, adding that a Central notification in this regard has been issued.
Earlier, section 66(1)(c) of the Factories Act provided that women cannot work at a factory between 7 PM and 6 AM. Now that has been done away with.
The managements will have to ensure security of women working in the night shift, the amendment provides.
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