Change in office timings is a historic decision of the Mann Government
The Cabinet Minister for Information and Public Relations and Horticulture , Chetan Singh Jauramajra hailed the Bhagwant Mann led government’s decision to change the office timings in summer season.It is worth mentioning that Punjab government has changed the office timings from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm with effect from 2 May till 15 July.
Praising the futuristic step of the government Jauramajra said ever since the timings of the offices have been changed in Punjab, common people as well as employees are happy. “Punjabi people are early risers since ancient times and this move of the government will again help in inculcating the same old habits.” He added.
Speaking about the benefits of this step Jauramajra said this change in office timings is a scientific and environment friendly decision which will enable maximum utilisation of the day light leading to considerable savings in terms of the consumption of electricity.The same trend is followed in many developed countries also as the day begins early in the summer season.
Jauramajra said even people of Chandigarh have also benefitted from this change as due to different office timings of Punjab government offices and UT or Central govt offices, the load of traffic has eased a lot during peak hours of 9:00 am or 5:00 pm resulting in smoother flow of traffic.With this decision, Chandigarh administration and Traffic Police has emerged as the biggest beneficiary as Traffic problem has become a matter of grave concern for this heritage city.Solving this problem could have cost crores of rupees in terms of policy planning or infrastructure changes but Bhagwant Mann’s historic decision has solved this problem of years in seconds and have helped in saving enormous amount of money also.
In his concluding remarks Jauramajra said he has himself gone out on roads in early morning to assess the impact of this decision and got feedback through interacting with common people including employees.