What are the working hours of government jobs in India? How many of them are 5 days a week?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Asher Jenkins



What are the working hours of government jobs in India? How many of them are 5 days a week?

The usual working hours in the central government department are 9:30 a.m. M. At 6.00 p. M.

There is a half hour lunch break, usually between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM.

However, this time may vary slightly depending on geographic factors. It can start a little early in the eastern part of India and later in western India.

The above hours are for offices that operate FIVE DAYS a week and most government offices now operate only five days a week, taking Saturdays and Sundays as weekends.

If the office is open SIX DAYS in a week, the working hours will be the corresponding

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The usual working hours in the central government department are 9:30 a.m. M. At 6.00 p. M.

There is a half hour lunch break, usually between 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM.

However, this time may vary slightly depending on geographic factors. It can start a little early in the eastern part of India and later in western India.

The above hours are for offices that operate FIVE DAYS a week and most government offices now operate only five days a week, taking Saturdays and Sundays as weekends.

If the office is open SIX DAYS a week, working hours will be shortened accordingly.

These are the official hours on normal days. However, a government official must be available to the government 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be called to work any day, including weekends and holidays, if the need arises.

Source: Hours of work | Telecommunications Department

The working hours in our country (in government positions) will be as follows:

1 Seven hours and thirty minutes, if it's six days a week.

2 Eight hours and thirty minutes, if it is five days a week.

In both cases it includes a thirty minute lunch break.

(Note: after weighing all the pros and cons, many will realize that there are as many cons as there are advantages to a shortened workweek.)

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It depends on that. All of these vary if you have established working hours within ministerial or clerical offices. This is not the case with superiors and the police. Many operations departments, such as the railroads, do not follow a predetermined schedule when posting on field assignments. However, once they are stationed at headquarters, they have a comparatively set working time. Officials have hours for other State Government jobs if necessary. It is not necessary for a district IPS officer to obey between 9 and 5 hours of service. But the officer can enjoy a certain time while in large prisons. However, depending

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It depends on that. All of these vary if you have established working hours within ministerial or clerical offices. This is not the case with superiors and the police. Many operations departments, such as the railroads, do not follow a predetermined schedule when posting on field assignments. However, once they are stationed at headquarters, they have a comparatively set working time. Officials have hours for other State Government jobs if necessary. It is not necessary for a district IPS officer to obey between 9 and 5 hours of service. But the officer can enjoy a certain time while in large prisons. However, depending on geographical conditions, this period may differ slightly. In eastern India,

10 a. M. At 5 p. M. Colaages education does not work in 5 days and the police, doctors, fire brigade, railways, roads, airplanes, etc., do not work in 5 days. Schools like (public schools), court work, administration work etc are working in 5 days, MONDAY TO FRIDAY.

It depends. What kind of service are you talking about. Are you clerk, supervisor, officers, in the factory? Everything varies if you are in a ministerial or administrative box, you can have a fixed work schedule. Not so for officers and supervisors. Officers in some operations departments, such as the railroads, do not follow a set schedule when assigned to field assignments. But they do enjoy relatively fixed work hours once they are posted at headquarters. Officers Other departments have hours there as needed. You should not expect an Ips officer posted as a district sp to follow

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It depends. What kind of service are you talking about. Are you clerk, supervisor, officers, in the factory? Everything varies if you are in a ministerial or administrative box, you can have a fixed work schedule. Not so for officers and supervisors. Officers in some operations departments, such as the railroads, do not follow a set schedule when assigned to field assignments. But they do enjoy relatively fixed work hours once they are posted at headquarters. Officers Other departments have hours there as needed. You should not expect an Ips officer posted as a district sp to follow the fixed 9-5 work hours. But when the officer is designated as ig, prisons can enjoy fixed hours. In short, for Indian government officials, fixed working hours are not the norm. . It depends on the post you are assigned to.

Normally 8 hours of work are required. Normal working hours for civil works normally begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. between 1:30 and 2:00 noon (half an hour break)

Planning offices normally have 5 business days.

Government job is better even if it pays 40k instead of private job which pays 70k.

I have worked in the private sector and I can confirm that the private sector jobs in India are terrible. For those 70k, a private sector company will take 140k of work away from you. Most of the time, even though the official hours were 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday, I rarely left my office at 5 and most days they left around 7 p.m. and sometimes even he worked on Sundays.

Now I am in government work, I arrive at the office at 9 am and leave at 5 pm without any problem and the second Saturdays are free every month.

In a private job, I only have 7 days.

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Government job is better even if it pays 40k instead of private job which pays 70k.

I have worked in the private sector and I can confirm that the private sector jobs in India are terrible. For those 70k, a private sector company will take 140k of work away from you. Most of the time, even though the official hours were 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday, I rarely left my office at 5 and most days they left around 7 p.m. and sometimes even he worked on Sundays.

Now I am in government work, I arrive at the office at 9 am and leave at 5 pm without any problem and the second Saturdays are free every month.

In private work, I only had 7 days off without pay when I wanted to take a vacation and for that too they only gave me special permission from the boss as it was in his good books. While on the government job, you get 10 days of paid leave for LTC to take vacation anywhere in India.

In private work, I was happy with the salary initially for 2-3 months, but then I realized a few things:

  1. I was getting fat from just 5 hours of sleep and drinking sugary coffee to stay awake at the office.
  2. My private job made me work 2 to 3 times more than normal and only paid 70,000
  3. I did not have time with the family and the little time I had I used to sleep and recover physically than to interact with the family.
  4. Since they were working every Saturday, he had no time to go to the bank or to do housework, since on Sunday he also needed to rest and could barely move a muscle.
  5. Every day I used to curse my job, but I still had to work and give 100 percent otherwise I would get into the bad boss books.
  6. After 1 year of struggle, private work increased my salary by 5k and my salary became 75k. But that barely satisfied me when I realized that the expectations of me had increased even more. That meant they gave me even more work than I could bear.
  7. Now I am in a government job that pays me 60k a month plus benefits. And I am happier. More respect for the work done. The public appreciates with all their hearts when I work for them. I feel like I'm contributing to the nation. I spend more time with the family. I receive license paid by LTC. I work decent hours and get paid decently.

Once you have worked in the Pvt and Government sector, you will find that the Government sector pays more for hours of work performed than the Pvt sector.

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1: Wow, I'm getting a lot of negative reactions from people in the private sector. Especially those who are working in good startups. I'm happy for you if you have a good job that allows for a good work-life balance. I did not get that privilege in the private sector. So I decided to quit in a year.

2. Most people want to know about my publication. Guys, I was selected in the IRS civil service. Which is definitely better than 99 percent of the Pvt sector jobs. Didn't want to brag about that sooner. The thing is, even the youngest jobs in the government sector are better than in the pvt sector. This is because the capitalists suck your flesh and blood. Those who work in the Pvt sector know the false laddu called "incentive". They would know they have to say Yes, boss to everything. If you say No to work, you don't like it. Game over for you. Also in the private sector, new entrants can join at any level. If you had a good boss

3: Those who say I'm lazy. Well I'm not. I realize that I do know that I have only 8 hours to deliver in a day at work. I give my best shot every day. The IRS is a very responsible job. I'm taking revenge on that bloody capitalist class that makes huge profits and pays little taxes and small salaries to its employees.

4: Someone also said that I was in a bad job and that's why I suffered. Well, not really. That company has a very high reputation. But it is a false reputation. I can't take your name here and risk a lawsuit.

5: What government job pays 60k? Many of them actually. Do some research. My job now pays me 80k in hand after review and salary increases.

6: Those who think that what I have written is false and raise doubts as to why my muscles hurt so much and why I was drinking coffee all day. Guys, you need to have a life. What I said is 100% true. I swear.

7: Those who claimed that after 4 or 5 years they were earning a huge sum in the private sector. I am happy for you. Congratulations. But are you satisfied with only the cash? What is the balance between work and personal life? How does your family feel about your work? Are you intellectually, physically and emotionally happy? Think about this.

8. I lost all the fat that I accumulated. I joined a gym because I had time and energy left for it and now I weigh 10 kg less and have a lot of muscle.

A. Let's say you start very young, between 21 and 24 years old:

  1. Even if you start with lower pay scales, it will still approach 40K. A 3% increase in base salary, DA raises twice a year, and a salary review every 10 years.
  2. By the time you hit 30, that will become more than 80,000 a month. In the meantime, you will enjoy life, which is meant for that exact purpose. You will enjoy the same life that you had in college, in school.
  3. The government pays for your medical expenses, including your children's education, and of course job security is a given.
  4. You will do a service to your country, you will earn money and you will enjoy your life.
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A. Let's say you start very young, between 21 and 24 years old:

  1. Even if you start with lower pay scales, it will still approach 40K. A 3% increase in base salary, DA raises twice a year, and a salary review every 10 years.
  2. By the time you hit 30, that will become more than 80,000 a month. In the meantime, you will enjoy life, which is meant for that exact purpose. You will enjoy the same life that you had in college, in school.
  3. The government pays for your medical expenses, including your children's education, and of course job security is a given.
  4. You will do a service to your country, earn money, and enjoy your time in the process.
  5. You are not going to make up these years. Are you sure you want to change it to enrich the multinationals? No amount of money returns the time spent.

B. Let's say you are a little late to the party, between 26 and 30:

  1. Most of you will want to start a family now. And that will bring responsibilities. I think you can do the math here.
  2. The government needs young blood to create an environment comparable to that of the private sector. Looking at the current scenario, the government pushes the Public-Private Partnership, most likely this is the last generation to experience government jobs in the way we know today. I believe that you can be the bridge between the two worlds and witness how it is built first hand.
  3. It's easier to get government job loans, you can build your dream home, buy the car you liked in your college days, and you won't have to worry about missing payments. Personally, I am not a fan of loans. But hey, it's your life.

C. Some important facts and tips:

  • Not all government jobs are the same. Some have views like these:
  • And offices like this: this is my office by the way;)
  • Do not include yourself in the rat race of SSC, IBPS and RRB. Look carefully on the Internet for jobs that have a unique value. Strive for them. You will earn a little less money but a lot of happiness.
  • Not many public servants look for a higher paying job once they are selected. Use this to your advantage, instill a habit to slowly improve your skills, and visualize yourself landing a multitude of jobs in no time.

Disclaimer for internet trolls: these are purely my ideas and in no way am I against any other type of work. Please behave yourself in the comment section!

Thank you for your time and I will be happy to answer any questions.

Image Credits: My Phone Gallery.

Edit1: Wow! 100K views and more than 800 votes in favor. That too in a few days. I did not expect. Thank you all. I am humiliated. I have noticed that some people disagree with my perspective. It's okay as long as you maintain decorum.

Edit2: My answer was removed by quora moderation. I appealed and they returned the answer. Perhaps the reason was that I did not include the credits of the images. I have done it now.

Edit3: Thanks for 1.5K upvotes. Many people criticize the salary and benefits of a government job. Don't worry, just wait for the next pay commission recommendation in 2025.

I am a 33 year old Indian male, who was lucky enough to be born into an enterprising family and therefore good education was a given, and most of the challenges that others have to face did not exist for me by default. Therefore, my answer might not be a true reflection of why Indians have a special inclination towards government jobs, however they should be able to present a point of view.

Read my answer without judging anything, I am just presenting my point of view .....

India, whatever I have experienced so far, is an unfair playing field for most: you need a

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I am a 33 year old Indian male, who was lucky enough to be born into an enterprising family and therefore good education was a given, and most of the challenges that others have to face did not exist for me by default. Therefore, my answer might not be a true reflection of why Indians have a special inclination towards government jobs, however they should be able to present a point of view.

Read my answer without judging anything, I am just presenting my point of view .....

India, whatever I have experienced so far, is an unfair playing field for most: you need an "invisible" hand to stay alive in the game of life. Whether it's education, career, money, security, or whatever damn thing you can imagine, you need 'invisible' support to be a winner. (I'll come back to this point a bit later.)

The second thing that I have noticed about India is that the system is absolutely biased towards the powerful. Power in India means different things to different people - some will measure it in terms of the muscle of money (either their own earned money, made some windfall, or passed on to them through ancestral connections), some will measure their power through Of the connections they hold, some people will count their natural reasons as their highest power (for example, belonging to a particular caste, religion, etc. might be useful to them), while others will depend solely on the amount of support from the people who have (not just politicians). They rely on this power, there are millions of groups in this country that depend solely on the ship of followers they control.)

An interesting observation from Indian society is: when a powerful person makes some mistake or indulges in an unethical or illegal act, the whole society develops a kind of sympathy for him / her. And the whole system stands up to help you come out clean. Whereas, if an ordinary man commits the same act, no one gives a damn. He is allowed to suffer, as if he were not part of society. If you don't believe me, let's take an example from Salman's Hit & Run case, no one doubts the fact that he did something wrong, but no one wants any punishment for him. Isn't that infinitely interesting;)

The third thing that shapes the Indian mindset is: you have to achieve it once, and then you will continue to earn royalty for your achievements for the rest of your life. In some cases, even your children and grandchildren are eligible for the same benefits. Whether it's the power you get, or the official contract you get, whether it's the unique support you received, whether it's the special status you got, or the government job you got, etc. That is, if you got something (for whatever reason), chances are you've earned it for the rest of your life. You just have to wait for him to seize the right opportunity, and then he is done for the rest of his life!

One last factor that redefines the character of India in a special way: there is an Indian way to achieve the end results, usually far from what logic can explain. This brings several observable elements in society: corruption, bribery, reservations, etc.

As a consequence of the above points, what we see in India is: a large mass of people with no enthusiasm to think beyond themselves: an average Indian (person, group or institution) almost always ignores the common good and remains biased in your personal interests / benefits. Without a doubt, we could qualify as THE country with the highest density of people who serve themselves. Our personal interests are beyond ANYTHING!

Now, let's go back to the question and try to answer based on the context embedded in the previous paragraphs ...

Indian society is divided into different compartments: very rich, rich, middle class, lower middle class and poor, very poor. Nobody wants to associate with a person lower than their class. Everyone here is looking up the ladder. Given the opportunity, each of us would take any available shortcut (ethical, unethical, legal or illegal) to join the next higher group on the ladder.

One of the best ways to grow up the ladder is by marrying a high-class girl (this is a surefire method for overnight success in India!). But why would a rich girl marry you? Because you offer him a sense of security for the rest of his life? How? This is where government work comes in!

A government job, by definition, is a honeymoon trip, where the government bears ALL the expenses. And the government continually bribes you to keep things moving forward. You're booked for life, and once you get old, they even pay you a stipend. What's more: people who need to do some of your work will treat you like their business partners and offer you a commission. So generally, once you are in a government job, it will end for the rest of your life! A job in government opens all doors to the good life!

And what is more? A government job does not require any skill upgrades for your entire career. And thus you can sit complacent forever. Your promotions have a time limit and therefore your increases and bribe / commission amounts get an automatic update. Your circle will surely grow with the promotions you get.

And this government then makes you eligible for marriage to a rich girl, you quickly get high-profile connections, you get access to important people in society. You get a rock star treatment sooner than you think!

And how do you get all this good life? IT ALL starts with your desire to get a government job. If you can afford to spend some money or influence the selection procedure to make this wish come true, you will have options for that too. An 'invisible' hand will appear to help you materialize your dream. And like I said before, once you're in a government job, it can't be undone!

No wonder India's most backward state - Bihar produces the most IAS officers every year. The simplest explanation for this is: Becoming an IAS offers you the fastest race to the great life!

I hope I have done this question justice. If you didn't like it, kindly raise your concerns.

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Some people question how much money government employees make. Well, let's first consider the legal money they make - it's always in line with the market rate (leaving out 0.1% ~ 0.5% corporate employees who outperform market rates). Government employees make a lot of money on their skills and productivity.

Now, let's get back to the black money part - it's 100% income tax free, making it an even more valuable component of your earnings.

Based on my experience dealing with government departments and their employees, I can roughly estimate that - ANY government employee (who takes bribes) earns almost 5 ~ 10 times their salary as commission, and note that I am being very conservative in my calculations. .

So what does it mean?

Let's say you are an employee in a government office and your salary is around 10 lakhs per month (white money). You should be earning Rs 50k ~ 100k per month on top of your salary, which will be free from all legal duties like taxes and returns. Can you tell me what other job in India (from the range of an ordinary graduate) will bring you a monthly return of 60k to 110k?

Imagine if you are in a hot department like Civil Construction and occupy a position as a Junior Engineer (who is nothing more than a useless civil engineer with 2-3 years of work experience who knows absolutely nothing about his field). Even this useless guy is entitled to a salary of around 20k and a commission of roughly 200k per month.

Imagine, even an engineer from Google's office in India (with 2-3 years of experience) won't dream of earning Rs 220,000 a month (and that too tax free). Can you see what a government job can do for you in a country like India?

That is the power of government work in India!

Hari om, you are asking a question like: "What government jobs in India are good?"

Based on your educational qualifications and skills, any government job is a good job.

But, as far as possible, do not go to far places if you have a small job, as you will have all the responsibility of India to serve.

The minimum wage now in the Central Government is 23,000 rupees / - pm and the maximum salary is 2.50,000 rupees / - pm

Being a government servant is a privilege. You can serve the people, but earning a monthly salary and getting so many other facilities.

I felt and continue to feel that it is a privilege to do any government work through which I can

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Hari om, you are asking a question like: "What government jobs in India are good?"

Based on your educational qualifications and skills, any government job is a good job.

But, as far as possible, do not go to far places if you have a small job, as you will have all the responsibility of India to serve.

The minimum wage now in the Central Government is 23,000 rupees / - pm and the maximum salary is 2.50,000 rupees / - pm

Being a government servant is a privilege. You can serve the people, but earning a monthly salary and getting so many other facilities.

I felt and still feel that it is a privilege to do any government job through which you can serve your country and the people, and as long as your employer (central government) takes care of you as a parent as well as an employee and so much care you will not. get with any other employer.

I worked in the government for 37.5 years as a scientist at DRDO.

So, don't miss your chance to serve the government should you get it. Hari om.

EDIT -I (dt. 04-03-2018):

  • Mr. Manmohan Arora raised a question that even if someone files a frivolous complaint, the surveillance action is initiated immediately and all further promotions to the person in which case the complaint is filed are held on hold until resolved the surveillance case. Do you have anything to counter at this point?

I chose to answer this question as an edit of my original answer so that other readers will also benefit from my answer.

  • My answer is attached below:

Comments from Mr. Man Mohan Arora:

Having worked in the government sector, you should be very aware of the kind of environment to expect in a government agency! I'm talking about how a silly complaint to the surveillance department can get you in serious trouble and the ease with which people in the surveillance department can bring a case against you, so the first thing you come across is' being barred from promotions' until the government finds out if the complaint is legitimate or not. Which can usually take years. With all due respect, do you have anything to counter this?

My response to Mr. Manmohan Arora:

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Original authorMarch 4, 2018

  • Hari om, I want to give the answer to your question in the main answer so that it also benefits others. Hari om.

An anecdote before answering:

Mr. Kasu Brahmananda Reddy, the then AP Chief Minister in the late 1960s, said that it is not enough if all traffic rules are followed while on the road, one must be vigilant to (Hari om) follow others and also watch that they are violating the rules of the road.

This is because if others on the road are making a mistake by violating the rules of the road, you too will be involved in the accident due to the mistakes of others, even if you are not making any mistakes.

I was very young in those days, but the fact revealed by Mr. Brahmananda Reddy opened my eyes to the reality of the situation.

Otherwise I was thinking it was enough if we were clean.

Now Mr. Brahmananda Reddy opened my eyes and said that it is not enough if we are clean, we must also make sure that no body is dragging us into controversial issues or that no body is throwing insults / mud at us. This is very essential in life to observe and also to follow.

This message alerted by Mr. Brahmananda Reddy had saved me in the last part of my life:

  • Of a Vigilance Commission, and
  • From a CBI investigation.

I was unscathed on these two occasions.

Therefore, you should avoid all chances that your image will be tarnished even by others. It is not enough that you are honest and direct, but make sure you do not fall into the traps that others are setting to tarnish your fair image. Hari om.

Therefore, it is said that:

  • Giving bribes is a crime and taking bribes is also a crime.
  • Not only must justice be done, but it must appear that justice has been done.
  • Never give any room for others to think that you are partisan or biased in your dealings.
  • For any body to institute a query about you, it is not necessary that it be in the Government Service as an employee, even your next door neighbor can report you on mere suspicion or implicate you in some frivolous case.
  • Therefore, you need to be vigilant not only in the Government Service, but even in personal and private life in general.
  • However, the Vigilance Commission will not register any case in any body, unless there is prima facie evidence.
  • If there is prima facie evidence, there is nothing you can do. Therefore, you need to make sure that such situations do not arise.
  • Hari om. Hari om.

No correction data is available anywhere. However, through deep excavation, I found it.

Despite the perception that our government is overstaffed, the reality is that India has a very low number of civil servants who are required to carry out basic government functions. The Seventh Committee on Payments refers to this in its report, noting that in the United States, the federal government has 668 employees for every 1,00,000 inhabitants. In comparison, the Union government employs 139. This does not even take into account the fact that, according to the constitutional structure of India, the Union government has a more extensive charter.

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No correction data is available anywhere. However, through deep excavation, I found it.

Despite the perception that our government is overstaffed, the reality is that India has a very low number of civil servants who are required to carry out basic government functions. The Seventh Committee on Payments refers to this in its report, noting that in the United States, the federal government has 668 employees for every 1,00,000 inhabitants. By comparison, the Union government employs 139. This does not even take into account the fact that under India's constitutional structure, the Union government has a larger charter than its American counterpart.

India has one of the lowest ratios of government employees per population in the world. In a World Bank study in the late 1990s, Salvatore Schiavo-Campo, Giulio de Tommaso, and Amitabh Mukherjee found that less than 1.5% of India's population was employed in government, behind countries like Malaysia. and Sri Lanka (4.5%) and China (around 3%). In fact, government employment rates in wealthy and better-governed countries in the West are much higher - around 15 percent in Scandinavia and 6 to 8 percent in the United States and Western Europe.

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