Section 51. Weekly hours. –
No adult worker shall be required or allowed to work in a factory for more than forty-eight hours in any week.
Section 52. Weekly holidays. –
(1) No adult worker shall be required or allowed to work in a factory on first day of the week (hereinafter referred to as the said day),
(a) he has or will have a holiday for whole day on one of three days immediately before or after the said day, and
(b) the manager of the factory has, before the said day or the substituted day under clause (a), whichever is earlier,-
(i) delivered a notice at the office of the Inspector of his intention to require the worker to work on the said day and of the day which is to be substituted, and
(ii) displayed a notice to that effect in the factory:
Provided that no substitution shall be made which will result in any worker working for more than ten days consecutively without a holiday for a whole day.
(2) Notices given under sub-section (1) may be canceled by a notice delivered at the office of the Inspector and a notice displayed in the factory not later than the day before the said day or the holiday to be canceled, whichever is earlier.
(3) Where, in accordance with the Provisions of sub-section (1), any worker works on the said day and has had a holiday on one of the three days immediately before it, that said day shall, for the purpose of calculating his weekly hours of work, be included in the preceding week.
Section 53. Compensatory holidays. –
(1) Where, as a result of the passing of an order of the making of a rule under the provisions of this Act exempting a factory or the workers therein from the provisions of section 52, a worker is deprived of any of the weekly holidays for which provision is made in sub-section (1) of that section he shall be allowed, within the month in which the holidays were due to him or within the two months immediately following that month, compensatory holidays of equal number to the holidays so lost.
(2) The State Government may prescribe the manner in which the holidays for which provision is made in sub-section (1) shall be allowed.
Section 54. Daily hours. –
Subject to the provisions of section 51, no adult worker shall be required or allowed to work in a factory for more than nine hours in any day.
Provided that subject to the previous approval of the Chief Inspector the daily maximum specified in this section may be exceeded in order to facilitate the change of shifts.
Section 55. Intervals for rest. –
(1) The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed five hours and that no worker shall work for more than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least half an hour.
(2) The State Government or, subject to the control of the State Government, the Chief Inspector, may, by written order and for the reason specified therein, exempt any factory from the provisions of sub-section (1) so however that the total number of hours worked by a worker without an interval does not exceed six.