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Maldives slashes judiciary working hours

Lujine Rasheed
01 August 2018, MVT 18:15
Overhead view of the Supreme Court. FILE PHOTO/MIHAARU
Lujine Rasheed
01 August 2018, MVT 18:15

The working hours of the Judiciary has been revised to one less hour of work, and has been determined to a period of six hours.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) stated that the Supreme Court has amended the official working hours of the judiciary from 8 am to 2 pm starting Wednesday.

With this amendment, the working hours of employees of the judiciary will be equivalent to the working hours of civil servants. The previous timings were from 8 am to 3 pm.

Additionally DJA stated that with this change, every worker is designated a 30-minute break between 12 pm to 1 pm, along with other breaks under a schedule that does not interrupt the working hours of the courts and its administrative departments.

Despite this amendment, the statement stipulates that workers with shift duties are to still adhere to their regular working hours.

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