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The Delhi Jal Board on Tuesday (April 5) withdrew the order giving a two-hour break every day to all Muslim employees observing fast during Ramzan. The board had allowed Muslim employees to come to office till May 2 till 4 pm during Ramzan. After the opposition of the BJP, the board has issued a circular and has taken a U-turn on its decision.
The board had given short leave till May 2
Earlier, the Delhi Jal Board said that Muslim employees will be able to take short leave (two hours’ leave) during Ramzan till May 2. During this, they should complete their work within the prescribed limit, so that the work of the office is not affected. According to the board, from April 3 to May 2, Muslim employees were allowed to come to office only till 4 pm instead of 6 pm.
The holy month of Ramzan is going on in the country. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Changed decision after BJP’s protest
NDMC vice-president Satish Upadhyay has objected to the decision of the Jal Board. He placed the entire matter before the Chairman of NDMC and the Municipality and requested for immediate withdrawal of the Board’s order. Satish Upadhyay said, ‘I never knew about such an order and as soon as I came to know about it I opposed such a non-secular order.’