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The Puducherry Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays) Act,1964

This Act provides for the grant of National and Festival holidays to persons employed in industrial establishments in the Union Territory of Puducherry

This Act is applicable to a shop, commercial establishment, restaurant, eating house, residential hotel, theatre or any place of amusement or entertainment and any factory as defined under the Factories Act, 1948. As per this Act, every workmen shall be allowed in each calendar year a holiday with wages of one whole day on the 26th January, 1st May, 15th August, 16th August, 2nd October and three other holidays for such specified festivals

Every employer is required to send to the concerned area Inspector a statement in From V specifying the national & Festival holidays to be allowed to each employee before the commencement of the calendar year in which the holidays are to be allowed

The Labour Officers and the Assistant Inspectors of Labour have been declared as inspectors under this act

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