Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
In the engineering trades, a short normal week is practically universal. In general engineering shops, the normal week is not above 50 hours, and some have an even shorter week. The hours, especially in Bengal, are frequently arranged so as to give a half holiday on the last day of the week. In railway workshops, the common week is one of six days of 8 hours, and in some it is slightly shorter. Hours are similar in those metal working factories in which a 7 day week ia not required. Of the engineering and metal works, a considerable proportion are owned by Government, but there is no noticeable variation in respect of hours between State factories of this type and those which are privately owned. Overtime working is not infrequent in engineering shops, but even with overtime, the average week would appear to be substantially below the legal maximum.