An Act to provide for the grant of national holidays to persons employed in industrial establishments in Uttar Pradesh.
It is hereby enacted in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows:
Grant of national holidays
Every employee shall be entitled to, and be granted, holiday with wages on every national holiday; anything contained in any other law, contract, document usage or practice to the contract notwithstanding:
Provided that where an employee is, for any exigencies of business of the industrial establishment, required to work, and works on a national holiday he shall be paid by the employer, twice the wages for a day, or at the option, of the employee, wages for that day, and also a substituted holiday with wages falling within the next calendar month, not being a weekly holiday.
Explanation.—Where an employee is paid wages by the day, or at piece rates, his wages for a day payable to him under this section, shall be the daily average of his wages, to be calculated in the manner prescribed.
Short title, extent and commencement
(1) This Act may be called the Uttar Pradesh Industrial Establishments (National Holidays) Act, 1961.
(2) It extends to the whole of Uttar Pradesh.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint in this behalf.
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