Delhi : Delhi Jal Board has Ramadan has taken a U-turn on its decision to give short leave of about two hours daily to its Muslim employees in the month of , of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal The government has withdrawn the permission to give short leave of about two hours a day to Muslim employees during the month of Ramzan. It was said that the government had withdrawn the decision due to pressure from the opposition and the growing controversy over the decision. Before DJB (Delhi Water Board) A circular was issued on behalf of which permission was given on Monday. He apologized for giving two-hour leave to Muslim activists during Ramzan, which runs from April 3 to May 2.

In fact, the Delhi Jal Board of Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi had issued a circular on 4 April saying that Muslim employees working in Delhi Jal Board can take a short leave of 2 hours on the occasion of Ramzan. You can leave the office two hours earlier.

Delhi Jal Board took a U-turn after a day

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. In this month, people who believe in Islam keep fast from morning till evening. The Delhi Jal Board circular states that the competent authority had allowed Muslim employees to take short leave of two hours every day during Ramzan, i.e. from April 3 to May 2. The circular states that the employees will have to complete their work in the remaining hours and their work should not be affected by the short leave.

The circular has been issued by the Assistant Commissioner of Delhi Jal Board, Virendra Singh. It has been said in the circular that the decision to take short leave of 2 hours a day for Muslim employees on Ramzan issued on 4th April has been withdrawn with immediate effect. A day later the circular was withdrawn. NDMC spoke to the chairman and the competent authority of the municipality and requested for immediate withdrawal of the order allowing Muslim employees to leave the office at 4.30 pm during Ramzan.

He said, “I never knew about such an order and as soon as I came to know about it, I opposed such a secular order. The NDMC vice-chairman on Tuesday withdrew his Muslim staff, hours after the Delhi Jal Board issued a two-hour ‘break’ from daily work during Ramzan. The Bharatiya Janata Party opposed the order.