On March 17, the Bihar Government granted permission to Muslim employees and officers to come one hour earlier than the workplace timings in order that they’ll leave the workplace early. The choice got here forward of the month of Ramzan, by the State General Administration Department.
The Official circular said that, “Keeping in view the convenience of Muslim employees and officials, the government has granted permission to come to the office one hour before the scheduled time and leave the office one hour before the scheduled time during the month of Ramzan”.
Bihar authorities has granted permission to Muslim employees and officers to come to the workplace one hour earlier than the scheduled time and leave the workplace one hour earlier than the scheduled time during the month of Ramzan: State General Administration Department pic.twitter.com/7oEL46fRhH
— ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2023
The circular additionally said that the Muslim employees will likely be allowed to leave the workplace early within the month of Ramzan yearly.
Notably, an identical choice was made by the Andhra Pradesh Government within the month of March. The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy Government said that the Muslim employees working within the authorities division will likely be allowed to leave workplace an hour early within the night during Ramzan.
A circular issued by principal secretary Revu Mutyala Raju will come into drive probably on March 24. It will stay efficient until April 23.
As per the circular, ‘all government employees and teachers who profess Islam, apart from staff working on contract and outsourcing basis, including village and ward volunteers, will be able to leave early; except when their presence is required due to exigencies of work’.
Social media customers condemned the Bihar authorities’s choice calling it Muslim appeasement and biased.
One of the person wrote, What these employees will do in workplace by coming an hour early? When they are going to leave the workplace earlier than, others will likely be burdened with further work. The authorities ought to have considered the opposite employees as properly.
A person requested, “Any such relaxation to Hindus during Navaratri?”
Any such rest’s for Hindus during Navaratri?
— Girish Bharadwaj (@Girishvhp) March 18, 2023
Another person wrote, ‘I fast during Navratra. I do not get additional “off hours”. I have only 4 days government holidays for Hindu Festivals in a calendar year. I am Hindu. My country is birthplace of Hinduism and only home to Hindus. I am second class citizen in my own country.’
A verified Twitter person wrote, “Muslim appeasement at its best. Why make hospitals or roads when one can get their votes by just doing this.”
Muslim appeasement at its finest. Why make hospitals or roads when one can get their votes by simply doing this.
— Bineet Mishra (@bineetmishra) March 18, 2023
A person questioned Nitish Kumar, “Will this magnanimity will be extended to Hindus during Navarstras ? If Not does it not amount to Appeasement ? It’s said one is known by company one keeps. May be RJD in Driving seat U just say OK for what they planned .”Congratulations for New Company”
@NitishKumar Will this magnanimity will likely be prolonged to Hindus during Navarstras ? If Not does it not quantity to Appeasement ? It’s mentioned one is thought by firm one retains .May be RJD in Driving seat U simply say OK for what they deliberate .”Congratulations for New Company
— U Ravindra Padiyar (@padiyar_u) March 18, 2023
Another user said, “This is clear Contempt of rules. Let them take leave, if they want. Why government work suffering. Means now no one can say them to work after office hours, even if that is urgent, because government given them in writing.”