DEEPENDRA KUMAR JHA
This is not the first time when the issue of one-day or two-day weekend system has become a subject of discussion in the country. In August 1999, the government introduced two day weekend system in the government offices within the Kathmandu Valley on a trial basis. At that time, the government employees in the valley enjoyed two holidays on Saturday and Sunday whereas, rest of the country continued to be content with one day weekend. The government had changed the office time, however in the valley, in order to make-up the total working hours. In the valley, the office hours changed from 10.00 AM-4.00 PM to 9.00 AM-5.00 PM all five days. However, after a period of around one year and half, the government decided to cut off the additional holiday on Sunday and made it same throughout the country with only Saturday as weekend.
While deciding against the two-day
weekend system, the government must
have considered the negative impact of
the system. —deependrajha.com