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3. References to time of day

In this Act references to time of day are references to Indian Standard Time being five and a half hours, ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Provided that for any area in which Indian Standard Time is not ordinarily observed the [State] Government may make rules -

  • specifying the area,
  • defining the local mean time ordinarily observed therein, and
  • permitting such time to be observed in all or any of the factories situated in the area